Sphagnum fuscum hummocks

English name: Sphagnum fuscum hummocks

Description (English)

Shiny brown Sphagnum fuscum hummocks, dense, usually low and wide, characteristic of bogs of subcontinental boreal Europe from southeastern Norway, central and eastern Sweden eastwards, of continental boreal Europe and western Siberia, of Kamchatka, of Sakhalin, of nemoral Central Europe and of boreonemoral Eastern Europe, of the Alps and the Carpathians, occasionally prominent in more western, more Atlantic, bogs, in particular, in the British Isles, also occurring as ombrotrophic bog hummocks within acidic or neutrocline mires of the same regions.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.11112

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

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

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 51.1112 Sphagnum fuscum hummocks source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.11112 Sphagnum fuscum hummocks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.11112 Sphagnum fuscum hummocks same
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