Small pondweed communities

English name: Small pondweed communities

Description (English)

Formations of smaller pondweeds, in particular, Potamogeton crispus, Potamogeton filiformis, Potamogeton pusillus, Potamogeton obtusifolius, Potamogeton berchtoldii, Potamogeton trichoides, Potamogeton acutifolius, Potamogeton pectinatus, Potamogeton nitens, Potamogeton friesii (Potamogeton mucronatus), Groenlandia densa, waterthymes and waterweeds (Elodea spp., Hydrilla spp., Ottelia spp.), horned pondweeds (Zannichellia palustris s.l.), naiads (Najas spp.), tapegrass (Vallisneria spiralis), water crowfoots (Ranunculus circinatus) that colonize shallower, more sheltered Palaearctic waters. Eurasian formations dominated by usually free-floating hornworts of genus Ceratophyllum, in particular by Ceratophyllum demersum, are included because of closer ecological and physiognomic similarity with communities of this unit than with those of unit C1.32.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C1.232

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Ceratophyllum demersum
Flowering Plants Groenlandia densa
Flowering Plants Potamogeton acutifolius
Flowering Plants Potamogeton berchtoldii
Flowering Plants Potamogeton crispus
Flowering Plants Potamogeton filiformis
Flowering Plants Potamogeton friesii
Flowering Plants Potamogeton mucronatus
Flowering Plants Potamogeton obtusifolius
Flowering Plants Potamogeton pectinatus
Flowering Plants Potamogeton pusillus
Flowering Plants Potamogeton trichoides
Flowering Plants Ranunculus circinatus
Flowering Plants Vallisneria spiralis
Flowering Plants Zannichellia palustris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ceratophyllum demersum Flowering Plants
Groenlandia densa Flowering Plants
Potamogeton acutifolius Flowering Plants
Potamogeton berchtoldii Flowering Plants
Potamogeton crispus Flowering Plants
Potamogeton filiformis Flowering Plants
Potamogeton friesii Flowering Plants
Potamogeton mucronatus Flowering Plants
Potamogeton obtusifolius Flowering Plants
Potamogeton pectinatus Flowering Plants
Potamogeton pusillus Flowering Plants
Potamogeton trichoides Flowering Plants
Ranunculus circinatus Flowering Plants
Vallisneria spiralis Flowering Plants
Zannichellia palustris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 22.422 Small pondweed communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C1.232 Small pondweed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C1.232 Small pondweed communities same
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