Middle European black sedge rich fens

English name: Middle European black sedge rich fens

Description (English)

Weakly alkaline, neutral or slightly acid fen communities of the montane to subalpine belt of the Alps and the greater Hercynian ranges, in particular, the Black Forest, the Vosges and the Bohemian Quadrangle, and of neighbouring hills, dominated by Carex nigra, accompanied by calciphile species, brown mosses and basiphile sphagna. They are transitional between the rich fen communities of unit D4.1 and the acidic fen communities of unit D2.2, in particular, of unit D2.221, closely related to the dioecious-yellow-flea sedge communities of units D4.153 and D4.156, of which some of them constitute facies. Similar Carex nigra-dominated or -rich stands occur in more Atlantic regions, in particular, of the British Isles; they are probably best treated as part of the regionally more prevalent unit D4.15.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.161
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 nigra
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex nigra Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.261 Middle European black sedge rich fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.161 Middle European black sedge rich fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.161 Middle European black sedge rich fens same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100