Eriophorum vaginatum-Carex pauciflora sphagnum fens

English name: Eriophorum vaginatum-Carex pauciflora sphagnum fens

Description (English)

Species-poor poor fen lawn communities of the Palaearctic domaine, in particular, of most of Fennoscandia, dominated by Eriophorum vaginatum and Carex pauciflora, with a ground layer dominated by Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum angustifolium, accompanied by Sphagnum papillosum, and sometimes hummocks of Sphagnum fuscum; Andromeda polifolia, Drosera rotundifolia, Vaccinium oxycoccos or Carex pauciflora may be present.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2911

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Drosera rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum papillosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Drosera rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum papillosum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4911 Eriophorum vaginatum-Carex pauciflora sphagnum fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2911 Eriophorum vaginatum-Carex pauciflora sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2911 Eriophorum vaginatum-Carex pauciflora sphagnum fens same
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