By analysis of the macro-fossils in sufficiently large peat samples (1 cm thick, volume circ. 50 cm3) a number of floristically defined peat-types can be distinguished. The peat types are characterized by the presence or absence of groups of plant species. These groups are shown in a tabular form and give a clear picture of the local successions in the vegetation during peat formation. This is illustrated by two examples from a peat bog near Hannover. From another site, in the vicinity of Bremen, along the border of a peat moor, conclusions are drawn regarding the vegetation of the former bordering swamp (“Lagg”) and shore.

Acta botanica neerlandica

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Koninklijke Nederlandse Botanische Vereniging

G. Grosse-Brauckmann. (1968). Einige Ergebnisse einer vegetationskundlichen Auswertung botanischer Torfuntersuchungen, besonders im Hinblick auf Suksessionsfragen. Acta botanica neerlandica, 17(1), 59–69.