Sphagnum slender-sedge swards

English name: Sphagnum slender-sedge swards

Description (English)

Acidocline quaking mires and floating mats of the Palaearctic domaine dominated by Carex lasiocarpa associated with sphagna (Sphagnum angustifolium, Sphagnum recurvum, Sphagnum lindbergii, Sphagnum pulchrum, Sphagnum balticum, Sphagnum dusenii, Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum papillosum, Sphagnum subsecundum, Sphagnum riparium, Sphagnum subnitens, Sphagnum cuspidatum, Sphagnum flexuosum, Sphagnum fimbriatum, Sphagnum palustre, Sphagnum auriculatum) and Polytrichum commune. Characteristic accompanying species include Carex rostrata, Carex nigra, Carex panicea, Equisetum fluviatile, Narthecium ossifragum, Dactylorhiza sphagnicola, Comarum palustre, Vaccinium oxycoccos.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.312
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D2.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Comarum palustre
Flowering Plants Dactylorhiza sphagnicola
Ferns Equisetum fluviatile
Flowering Plants Narthecium ossifragum
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum commune
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum auriculatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum balticum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum cuspidatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fimbriatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum flexuosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum lindbergii
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum palustre
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum papillosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum pulchrum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum recurvum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum riparium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subnitens
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subsecundum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Comarum palustre Flowering Plants
Dactylorhiza sphagnicola Flowering Plants
Equisetum fluviatile Ferns
Narthecium ossifragum Flowering Plants
Polytrichum commune Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum auriculatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum balticum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum cuspidatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum fimbriatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum flexuosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum lindbergii Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum palustre Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum papillosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum pulchrum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum recurvum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum riparium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subnitens Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subsecundum Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.512 Sphagnum slender-sedge swards source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.312 Sphagnum slender-sedge swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.312 Sphagnum slender-sedge swards same
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