Sphagnum magellanicum hummocks

English name: Sphagnum magellanicum hummocks

Description (English)

Bog hummocks formed by the swollen-leaved, brownish or greenish-red Sphagnum magellanicum, characteristic of suboceanic bogs, notably of bogs of the Danish archipelago, of sub-Atlantic Scandinavia in southeastern Norway and western Sweden, of northern Central Europe, of the southeastern Baltic lowlands, of the middle European Hercynian ranges, from the Ardennes, the Central Massif, the Vosges, the Black Forest east to the Bohemian Quadrangle, of the northern pre-Alpine plateaux and the Alps south to the southern Alps, of Amurland, also reported from the subalpine level of the Altai.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.11111

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 51.1111 Sphagnum magellanicum hummocks source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.11111 Sphagnum magellanicum hummocks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.11111 Sphagnum magellanicum hummocks same
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