Deergrass boreoalpine Sphagnum lindbergii mires

English name: Deergrass 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 a field layer dominated by Scirpus cespitosus, occupying sites within a wide nutrient range, the deergrass being especially abundant in rich fen situations. Accompanying species that may occur with varying frequency include sedges, Carex limosa, Carex pauciflora, Carex rariflora, Carex rotundata, Eriophorum vaginatum, which may dominate or codominate, and dicots, Andromeda polifolia, Betula nana, Drosera rotundifolia, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Rubus chamaemorus, Vaccinium microcarpum; the bryophyte cortège includes Caliergon stramineum, Drepanocladus badius, Drepanocladus exannulatus, Sphagnum compactum, Sphagnum tenellum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2932

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Carex rariflora
Flowering Plants Carex rotundata
Flowering Plants Drosera rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Flowering Plants Scirpus cespitosus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium microcarpum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus badius
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum compactum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum lindbergii
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum tenellum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Carex rariflora Flowering Plants
Carex rotundata Flowering Plants
Drosera rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Scirpus cespitosus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium microcarpum Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus badius Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum compactum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum lindbergii Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum tenellum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4932 Deergrass 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 D2.2932 Deergrass boreoalpine Sphagnum lindbergii mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2932 Deergrass boreoalpine Sphagnum lindbergii mires same
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