Basicline sphagnum-bottle sedge quaking mires

English name: Basicline sphagnum-bottle sedge quaking mires

Description (English)

Transition mire communities of boreal and western nemoral regions of the Palaearctic domaine dominated by Carex rostrata accompanied by basiphilous sphagna, Sphagnum contortum, Sphagnum teres, Sphagnum warnstorfii, Sphagnum squarrosum. They are most characteristic of boreal regions, restricted at lower latitudes to the montane to subalpine belts.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.3321
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 rostrata
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum contortum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum squarrosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum teres
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum warnstorfii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Sphagnum contortum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum squarrosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum teres Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum warnstorfii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.5321 Basicline sphagnum-bottle sedge quaking mires source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.3321 Basicline sphagnum-bottle sedge quaking mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.3321 Basicline sphagnum-bottle sedge quaking mires same
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