Coastal dune scrub

English name: Coastal dune scrub

Description (English)

Stable dunes with scrub, e.g. Hippophae rhamnoides, Salix repens in the north, or Juniperus spp. or sclerophyllous shrubs in the south.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.6
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Holoschoeno australis-Salicion arenariae Neto et al. 2004 Willow dune scrub on dunes of southwestern Iberian Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012
Pruno spinosae-Rubion radulae Weber 1974 Bramble scrub on neutral and base-rich soils in Western and Central Europe Rubion subatlanticum Tx. 1952 p.p.; Euonymo-Crategion (Tx. 1952) Passarge 1968; Mespilo germanicae-Ilicion aquifolii de Foucault et Julve in Julve 1993; Pruno-Rubion fruticosi Tx. 1952 corr. Doing 1962; Pruno-Rubion macrophylli Weber in Dierschke 1981; Pruno-Rubion sprengelii Weber 1974; Rubo-Prunion spinosae (Tx. 1952) T. Müller ex Oberd. et al. 1967; Artemisio-Rubion lobatidentis Passarge 1982; Lysimachio-Rubion nessensis Passarge 1982; Pruno-Rubion subatlanticum (Tx. 1952) Doing 1962 Schaminee et al, 2012
Rhamno graeci-Juniperion lyciae Costa et al. 1984 Aegeo-Anatolian and Cypriotic low-grown coastal maquis and garrigue Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion arenariae Tx. ex Passarge in Scamoni 1963 Willow and sea buckthorn low scrub communities on dunes in Atlantic region of Western Europe Salicion arenariae Tx. 1952 Schaminee et al, 2012
Ligustro-Hippophaeion Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1983 Elder, privet and sea buckthorn tall scrub on dunes in Atlantic region of Western Europe Oenothero-Hippophaeion maritimi Doing 1962 Schaminee et al, 2012
Oleo-Ceratonion siliquae Br.-Bl. ex Guinochet et Drouineau 1944 Thermomediterranean maquis and matorral on calcareous substrates along seabords of Mediterranean Myrtion communis Allier et Lacoste 1980; Oleo-Ceratonion Br.-Bl. 1936; Euphorbion dendroidis Papastergiadou et al. 1997 Schaminee et al, 2012
Juniperion turbinatae Rivas-Mart. 1975 corr. 1987 Thermomediterranean juniper woodlands of coastal dune systems of Western Mediterranean seaboards Juniperion lyciae Rivas-Mart. 1975 Schaminee et al, 2012
Quercion fruticosae Rothmaler 1954 Southwest- and west-Iberian and North African coastal matorral on oligotrophic palaeo-podzolic soils Frutici-Quercion Rothmaler 1954; Quecrion lusitanicaee Rothmaler 1954 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Berberidion vulgaris Br.-Bl. ex Tx. 1952 nom. conserv. Soutern temperate and submediterranean thermophilous scrub of southern and Central Europe Amelanchierion ovalis Arlot 1985; Astrantio-Corylion Passarge 1978; Berberidion Br.-Bl. 1950; Clematido vitalbae-Acerion campestris Felzines in Royer et al. 2006; Corylion avellanae P. Fukarek et Fabijanic 1968; Crataego-Corylion P. Fukarek 1969; Ligustro-Crataegion Passarge 1978; Prunion spinosae P. Fukarek et Fabijanic 1968; Rhamno alpini-Berberidion vulgaris Rivas-Mart. In Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011; Ligustro-Prunion spinosae Arlot 1985; Crataego-Prunion T. Müller 1974; Crataego-Prunion T. Müller ex Korneck 1974; Prunion spinosae Soó 1931 Schaminee et al, 2012
Carpino-Prunion spinosae Weber 1974 Mesophilous hedges and scrub of mesotrophic base-rich soils in northern temperate zone of Europe Rubion subatlanticum Tx. 1952 p.p.; Urtico-Crataegion Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968 Schaminee et al, 2012
Rubo longifoliae-Coremation albi Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et al. 1980 Lusitano-andaluzian relictual scrub on oligotrophic coastal dunes Schaminee et al, 2012
Traganion moquinii Sunding 1972 Canarian, Cabo Verdan and West-Saharian oceanic halophilous scrub on stabilised coastal desertic dunes Ononido ramosissimae-Polycarpion niveae Biondi et al. 1994; Zygophyllion fontanesii Esteve 1968; Zygophyllion fontanesii Esteve ex Santos 1983; Zygophyllion fontanesii Deil 1999 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.26 Creeping-willow mats narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.27 Dune juniper thickets narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.25 Dune nemoral thickets narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.28 Dune sclerophyllous scrubs and thickets narrower
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H67 Sand-dune: dune scrub same
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SD16 Salix repens-Holcus lanatus dune-slack community narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.26 Creeping-willow mats narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.27 Dune juniper thickets and low woods narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.28 Dune sclerophyllous scrubs narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.25 Dune thickets narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.26 Creeping-willow mats narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.27 Dune juniper thickets and woods narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.28 Dune sclerophyllous scrubs narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.25 Dune thickets narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.25   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.26   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.27   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.28   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.25   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.26   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.27   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.28   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.26   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.27   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.28   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.26   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.27   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.28   narrower
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