Sub-Atlantic Carex-Sphagnum fens

English name: Sub-Atlantic Carex-Sphagnum fens

Description (English)

Sphagnum peatlands in which the herbaceous sward is formed by Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata and Carex rostrata, generally with Eriophorum angustifolium and Eriophorum vaginatum. These very wet formations are closely related to transition mires.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2223

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 Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex canescens Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4223 Sub-Atlantic Carex-Sphagnum fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2223 Sub-Atlantic Carex-Sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2223 Sub-Atlantic Carex-Sphagnum fens same
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