Alpide cottonsedge lake girdles

English name: Alpide cottonsedge lake girdles

Description (English)

Almost pure swards of Eriophorum scheuchzeri fringing small, cold, acidic lakes above the tree limit in the Alps and the Eastern Carpathians. They are related to both the boreal communities of unit D2.212 and to the arctoboreal marsh-fens of unit D4.261.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.211

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Eriophorum scheuchzeri
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Eriophorum scheuchzeri Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.411 Alpide cottonsedge lake girdles source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.211 Alpide cottonsedge lake girdles same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.211 Alpide cottonsedge lake girdles same
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