Trichophorum alpinum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeTrichophorumTrichophorum alpinum

Ecology

A perennial herb, formerly known from the drier parts of a single bog in Angus. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Bog

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 2

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14

Annual Precipitation (mm): 858

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Extinct

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002377

Atlas text references

Atlas (347c)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Ingram R, Noltie HJ
1981.  The flora of Angus (Forfar, V.C. 90).
Lusby P
1998.  On the extinct plants of Scotland. Species history in Scotland. :45-62.
Marren PR
1999.  Britain's rare flowers.