Subalpine black sedge fens

English name: Subalpine black sedge fens

Description (English)

Acidophilous small sedge communities of the alpine and subalpine levels of the Alps and Alpine periphery, including the greater Hercynian ranges of the Bohemian Quadrangle, the Black Forest, the Vosges, the Central Massif, occupying wet gentle slopes and plateaux where melt water lingers or encircling small lakes on the landward, usually emerged, side of the Eriophorum scheuchzeri girdle. The sward is formed by Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata, Juncus filiformis variously accompanied by Eriophorum angustifolium, Carex magellanica, Carex lachenalii, Carex norvegica, Carex panicea, Carex demissa, Phleum alpinum, Agrostis canina, Viola palustris, Parnassia palustris, Pedicularis palustris; the moss layer is formed by Scapania paludosa, Paludella squarrosa, Drepanocladus exannulatus, Drepanocladus revolvens, Drepanocladus intermedius, Calliergon stramineum, Calliergon sarmentosum, Willemetia stipitata, Sphagnum recurvum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2211

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis canina
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon sarmentosum
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon stramineum
Flowering Plants Carex canescens
Flowering Plants Carex demissa
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex lachenalii
Flowering Plants Carex magellanica
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Carex norvegica
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus intermedius
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus revolvens
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum scheuchzeri
Flowering Plants Juncus filiformis
Mosses & Liverworts Paludella squarrosa
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Pedicularis palustris
Flowering Plants Phleum alpinum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum recurvum
Flowering Plants Viola palustris
Flowering Plants Willemetia stipitata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis canina Flowering Plants
Calliergon sarmentosum Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon stramineum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex canescens Flowering Plants
Carex demissa Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex lachenalii Flowering Plants
Carex magellanica Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex norvegica Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus intermedius Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus revolvens Mosses & Liverworts
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum scheuchzeri Flowering Plants
Juncus filiformis Flowering Plants
Paludella squarrosa Mosses & Liverworts
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Pedicularis palustris Flowering Plants
Phleum alpinum Flowering Plants
Sphagnum recurvum Mosses & Liverworts
Viola palustris Flowering Plants
Willemetia stipitata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4211 Subalpine black sedge fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2211 Subalpine black sedge fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2211 Subalpine black sedge fens same
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