Cantabrian yellow sedge fens

English name: Cantabrian yellow sedge fens

Description (English)

Rare exiguous alkaline spring and gully communities of the montane level of the Cordillera Cantabrica, with Carex lepidocarpa, Carex demissa, Carex davalliana, Carex echinata, Carex nigra, Carex panicea, Eriophorum latifolium, Eleocharis quinqueflora, Juncus articulatus, Juncus alpestris, Equisetum variegatum, Pinguicula grandiflora, Parnassia palustris and, in more eastern communities, Tofieldia calyculata, Primula farinosa, Bartsia alpina.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.154
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

Ferns Equisetum variegatum
Flowering Plants Bartsia alpina
Flowering Plants Carex davalliana
Flowering Plants Carex demissa
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex lepidocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Flowering Plants Eleocharis quinqueflora
Flowering Plants Eriophorum latifolium
Flowering Plants Juncus alpestris
Flowering Plants Juncus articulatus
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Pinguicula grandiflora
Flowering Plants Primula farinosa
Flowering Plants Tofieldia calyculata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Equisetum variegatum Ferns
Bartsia alpina Flowering Plants
Carex davalliana Flowering Plants
Carex demissa Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex lepidocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Eleocharis quinqueflora Flowering Plants
Eriophorum latifolium Flowering Plants
Juncus alpestris Flowering Plants
Juncus articulatus Flowering Plants
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Pinguicula grandiflora Flowering Plants
Primula farinosa Flowering Plants
Tofieldia calyculata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.254 Cantabrian yellow sedge fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.154 Cantabrian yellow sedge fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.154 Cantabrian yellow sedge fens same
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