Sedge and cottongrass boreoalpine Sphagnum lindbergii mires

English name: Sedge and cottongrass boreoalpine Sphagnum lindbergii mires

Description (English)

Mire communities of boreal regions of the Palaearctic domaine, in particular of the subalpine and lower alpine levels of Fennoscandian mountains, with a sphagnum ground layer dominated by Sphagnum lindbergii and/or Sphagnum majus with a field layer dominated by any of several Cyperaceae, Carex lasiocarpa, Carex limosa, Carex pauciflora, Carex rariflora, Carex rostrata, Carex rotundata, Carex magellanica or Eriophorum angustifolium, occupying sites in slightly inclined or flat fens with nutrient deficient, low pH stagnant waters. Vascular accompanying species may include Andromeda polifolia, Rubus chamaemorus, Carex aquatilis; the bryophyte cortège includes Caliergon stramineum, Drepanocladus exannulatus, Gymnocolea inflata, Sphagnum annulatum, Sphagnum compactum, Sphagnum cuspidatum, Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum papillosum, Sphagnum riparium, Sphagnum tenellum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2931

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Carex aquatilis
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Flowering Plants Carex magellanica
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Carex rariflora
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Carex rotundata
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum annulatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum compactum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum cuspidatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum lindbergii
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum majus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum papillosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum riparium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum tenellum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Carex aquatilis Flowering Plants
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Carex magellanica Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Carex rariflora Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Carex rotundata Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Sphagnum annulatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum compactum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum cuspidatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum lindbergii Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum majus Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum papillosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum riparium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum tenellum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4931 Sedge and cottongrass boreoalpine Sphagnum lindbergii mires source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2931 Sedge and cottongrass boreoalpine Sphagnum lindbergii mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2931 Sedge and cottongrass boreoalpine Sphagnum lindbergii mires same
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