Peri-Alpine brown bogrush fens

English name: Peri-Alpine brown bogrush fens

Description (English)

Schoenus ferrugineus-dominated formations of Alpine and peri-Alpine regions, with a predominance of Schoenus ferrugineus among the gramineous growth which is often overwhelming, imparting to the fens a distinctive brown tone in summer. Schoenus ferrugineus may be accompanied by Schoenus nigricans, Eriophorum latifolium, Carex hostiana, Carex davalliana, Carex panicea, Carex flacca, Carex lepidocarpa, Carex demissa, Carex dioica, Eleocharis quinqueflora, Molinia caerulea; non-gramineous herbs include Pinguicula vulgaris, Gentiana utriculosa, Drosera anglica, Primula farinosa, Parnassia palustris, Dactylorhiza traunsteineri, Dactylorhiza lapponica, Tofieldia calyculata; the rich moss layer is formed by Drepanocladus intermedius, Drepanocladus revolvens, Campylium stellatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.121
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D4.1)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex davalliana
Flowering Plants Carex demissa
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex flacca
Flowering Plants Carex hostiana
Flowering Plants Carex lepidocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Flowering Plants Dactylorhiza lapponica
Flowering Plants Dactylorhiza traunsteineri
Flowering Plants Drosera anglica
Flowering Plants Eleocharis quinqueflora
Flowering Plants Eriophorum latifolium
Flowering Plants Gentiana utriculosa
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Pinguicula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Primula farinosa
Flowering Plants Schoenus ferrugineus
Flowering Plants Schoenus nigricans
Flowering Plants Tofieldia calyculata
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus intermedius
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus revolvens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex davalliana Flowering Plants
Carex demissa Flowering Plants
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex flacca Flowering Plants
Carex hostiana Flowering Plants
Carex lepidocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Dactylorhiza lapponica Flowering Plants
Dactylorhiza traunsteineri Flowering Plants
Drosera anglica Flowering Plants
Eleocharis quinqueflora Flowering Plants
Eriophorum latifolium Flowering Plants
Gentiana utriculosa Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Pinguicula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Primula farinosa Flowering Plants
Schoenus ferrugineus Flowering Plants
Schoenus nigricans Flowering Plants
Tofieldia calyculata Flowering Plants
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus intermedius Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus revolvens Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.221 Peri-Alpine brown bogrush fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.121 Peri-Alpine brown bogrush fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.121 Peri-Alpine brown bogrush fens same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100