Balkanic quaking bogs

English name: Balkanic quaking bogs

Description (English)

Dense, low formations, typified by an abundant turf layer of Sphagnum contortum, Sphagnum flexuosum, Sphagnum subsecundum, Sphagnum acutifolium, Sphagnum squarrosum and the presence of Drosera rotundifolia, Pinguicula balcanica or Equisetum fluviatile. Other important elements of this habitat are mosses Aulacomnium palustre, Scorpidium vernicosum, Philonotis fontana and vascular plants Carex echinata, Carex curta, Parnassia palustris, Potentilla erecta, Eriophorum angustifolium.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.3I
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 Aulacomnium palustre
Flowering Plants Carex curta
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Drosera rotundifolia
Ferns Equisetum fluviatile
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Mosses & Liverworts Philonotis fontana
Flowering Plants Pinguicula balcanica
Flowering Plants Potentilla erecta
Mosses & Liverworts Scorpidium vernicosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum contortum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum flexuosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum squarrosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subsecundum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aulacomnium palustre Mosses & Liverworts
Carex curta Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Drosera rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Equisetum fluviatile Ferns
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Philonotis fontana Mosses & Liverworts
Pinguicula balcanica Flowering Plants
Potentilla erecta Flowering Plants
Scorpidium vernicosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum contortum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum flexuosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum squarrosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subsecundum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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