Sub-Atlantic Carex-Juncus acidic fens

English name: Sub-Atlantic Carex-Juncus acidic fens

Description (English)

Acidic fen formations in which Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata and sometimes Carex rostrata are accompanied by, and sometimes dominated by, abundant rushes, in particular Juncus filiformis and Juncus acutiflorus, and with a pleurocarpic moss layer.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2222

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex canescens
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Juncus acutiflorus
Flowering Plants Juncus filiformis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex canescens Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Juncus acutiflorus Flowering Plants
Juncus filiformis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4222 Sub-Atlantic Carex-Juncus acidic fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2222 Sub-Atlantic Carex-Juncus acidic fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2222 Sub-Atlantic Carex-Juncus acidic fens same
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