Sphagnum schlenken

English name: Sphagnum schlenken

Description (English)

Constantly submerged hollows carpeted by floating or bottom-hugging mats of often bright green sphagna, in particular, Sphagnum cuspidatum, Sphagnum recurvum, Sphagnum majus (Sphagnum dusenii), Sphagnum balticum, sometimes accompanied by bryopsid mosses, in particular, Drepanocladus fluitans, Lophozia inflata, and with a vascular cortège that may typically be dominated by Rhynchospora alba, Scheuchzeria palustris, Eriophorum vaginatum, Eriophorum angustifolium, Menyanthes trifoliata or Carex limosa, and include Carex paupercula, Carex pauciflora, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Drosera rotundifolia, Andromeda polifolia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.1121

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Carex paupercula
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus fluitans
Flowering Plants Drosera rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Rhynchospora alba
Flowering Plants Scheuchzeria palustris
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum balticum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum cuspidatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum majus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum recurvum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Carex paupercula Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus fluitans Mosses & Liverworts
Drosera rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Rhynchospora alba Flowering Plants
Scheuchzeria palustris Flowering Plants
Sphagnum balticum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum cuspidatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum majus Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum recurvum Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 51.121 Sphagnum schlenken source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.1121 Sphagnum schlenken same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.1121 Sphagnum schlenken same
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