Boreoalpine dwarf willow quaking bogs

English name: Boreoalpine dwarf willow quaking bogs

Description (English)

Transition mire communities of boreal regions of the Palaearctic domaine, in particular of the lower alpine levels of Fennoscandian mountains, characterized by a 0.5-1.5 m high shrub layer, a ground layer dominated by Paludella squarrosa and the presence of several snow patch species, occupying medium rich fens influenced by mineral waters. The species cortège includes Carex aquatilis, Carex bigelowii, Carex lachenalii, Carex rariflora, Eriophorum angustifolium, Ranunculus pygmaeus, Salix herbacea, Salix polaris, Saxifraga foliolosa, Saxifraga stellaris, Solidago virgaurea, and the bryophytes Calliergon sarmentosum, Calliergon stramineum, Campylium stellatum, Drepanocladus badius, Drepanocladus exannulatus, Drepanocladus revolvens, Drepanocladus uncinatus, Sphagnumteres.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.393
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 aquatilis
Flowering Plants Carex bigelowii
Flowering Plants Carex lachenalii
Flowering Plants Carex rariflora
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Ranunculus pygmaeus
Flowering Plants Salix herbacea
Flowering Plants Salix polaris
Flowering Plants Saxifraga foliolosa
Flowering Plants Saxifraga stellaris
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon sarmentosum
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon stramineum
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus badius
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus revolvens
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus uncinatus
Mosses & Liverworts Paludella squarrosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex aquatilis Flowering Plants
Carex bigelowii Flowering Plants
Carex lachenalii Flowering Plants
Carex rariflora Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Ranunculus pygmaeus Flowering Plants
Salix herbacea Flowering Plants
Salix polaris Flowering Plants
Saxifraga foliolosa Flowering Plants
Saxifraga stellaris Flowering Plants
Solidago virgaurea Flowering Plants
Calliergon sarmentosum Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon stramineum Mosses & Liverworts
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus badius Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus revolvens Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus uncinatus Mosses & Liverworts
Paludella squarrosa Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.593 Boreoalpine dwarf willow quaking bogs source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.393 Boreoalpine dwarf willow quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.393 Boreoalpine dwarf willow quaking bogs same
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