Brown moss-mud sedge swards

English name: Brown moss-mud sedge swards

Description (English)

Basicline Carex limosa swards and floating rafts of the Palaearctic domaine, with Carex lasiocarpa, Carex lepidocarpa, Eriophorum gracile and a rich bryophyte cortège formed by the mosses Scorpidium scorpioides, Drepanocladus revolvens, Calliergon giganteum, Calliergon trifarium, Calliergon stramineum, Campylium stellatum, Bryum pseudotriquetrum, the liverwort Riccardia pinguis, and occasionally sphagna. Scheuchzeria palustris or Liparis loeselii may be present. Outside of transition mires, elements of these communities occur in the depressions of rich fens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.341
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

Mosses & Liverworts Bryum pseudotriquetrum
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon giganteum
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon stramineum
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon trifarium
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex lepidocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus revolvens
Flowering Plants Eriophorum gracile
Flowering Plants Liparis loeselii
Flowering Plants Scheuchzeria palustris
Mosses & Liverworts Scorpidium scorpioides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bryum pseudotriquetrum Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon giganteum Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon stramineum Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon trifarium Mosses & Liverworts
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex lepidocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus revolvens Mosses & Liverworts
Eriophorum gracile Flowering Plants
Liparis loeselii Flowering Plants
Scheuchzeria palustris Flowering Plants
Scorpidium scorpioides Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.541 Brown moss-mud sedge swards source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.341 Brown moss-mud sedge swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.341 Brown moss-mud sedge swards same
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