Sub-Atlantic Carex acidic fens

English name: Sub-Atlantic Carex acidic fens

Description (English)

Sedge-dominated acidic fen formations in which Carex canescens, accompanied by Agrostis canina, is often the most abundant, with a brown moss layer that can sometimes be very partial; Carex nigra, Carex echinata and Carex magellanica facies also occur.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2221

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis canina
Flowering Plants Carex canescens
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex magellanica
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis canina Flowering Plants
Carex canescens Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex magellanica Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4221 Sub-Atlantic Carex acidic fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2221 Sub-Atlantic Carex acidic fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2221 Sub-Atlantic Carex acidic fens same
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