Sphagnum Bog

sphagnum bog

[′sfag·nəm ′bäg]
(ecology)
A bog composed principally of mosses of the genus Sphagnum (Sphagnales) but also of other plants, especially acid-tolerant species, which tend to form peat.

Sphagnum Bog

 

a marsh generally located at the head of a lake and thickly covered with mosses of the genus Sphagnum, which form peat. Sphagnum bogs are often convex, because the sphagnum moss grows more abundantly in the center of the bog, where the mineral content of the water is lower. Sphagnum bogs predominate in temperate latitudes of the forest and forest-tundra zones.

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Temporal scale and the accumulation of peat in a Sphagnum bog. Canadian Journal of Botany, 74, 366-377.
Swinehart conducted the first systematic, quantitative study of Tamarack Bog, as well as Hickory Bog (a tiny Sphagnum bog nestled within the crest of an esker).
This protective blanket of peat, which covers whole landscapes, has been largely generated by one of our smallest plants, sphagnum bog moss.
The fungus is not known to live in the levels of a sphagnum bog where peat forms.
The low nutrient status of Australian groundwater enables the development of Sphagnum bog vegetation and the raised watertable typical of an ombrotrophic system.
and Warner, B.C., 1996, Temporal scale and peat accumulation in a Sphagnum bog, northwestern Ontario, Canada: Canadian Journal of Botany, v.
The transition from brown moss-dominated fen to Sphagnum bog occurred at approximately 1140 radiocarbon ([C.sup.14]) y BP.
Camosun Bog Trail takes you on a short walk to the heart of a 2,000-year-old sphagnum bog, whose flora includes lodgepole pine, sundew, and cloudberry.
Distribution of testate amoebae along a gradient hummocklawn-hollow in a Sphagnum bog: potential implications for palaeoecological reconstructions.
Ultima Esperanza: Fiordo Peel, rio al E al del cerro Aguilera, 50[degrees] 30'S, 73[degrees] 44'W, en turbales esfagnosos con Empetrum, 17-XII-1985, Pisano 6109 (HIP, RNG); Puerto Toro, Rio Serrano, 2 km from mouth, W side, 51[degrees] 24'S, 73[degrees] 05'W, 17-I-1977, Sphagnum bog, Moore & Pisano s.n., T.B.P.A.