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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The recognition of these ecosystems studied in Argentinian territory is open to a similar interpretation, as Roig (1998) collected only two alliances for his syntaxonomical checklist for Patagonia: one Sphagnion magellanici for Sphagnum bog communities; and the other Donation fascicularis for cushion bog communities, although both syntaxonomical names were ultimately invalid, as we will explain below.
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.
Sphagnum moss is the living moss that grows on top of a sphagnum bog.
The low nutrient status of Australian groundwater enables the development of Sphagnum bog vegetation and the raised watertable typical of an ombrotrophic system.
61) Fully in accord with the restorationist enthusiasms noted by Michael Hough, it recommended weeding competing non-bog species from remaining patches of sphagnum bog, raising the summer water table close to surface levels, and removing large hemlock trees.
The transition from brown moss-dominated fen to Sphagnum bog occurred at approximately 1140 radiocarbon ([C.
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.
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.
Stratigraphy: Found at the interface between fen peat and Sphagnum bog peat, always associated with Calliergon trifarium but in lesser quantity.
Temporal scale and the accumulation of peat in a Sphagnum bog.