EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > C - Inland surface waters > C3 - Littoral zone of inland surface waterbodies > C3.4 - Species-poor beds of low-growing water-fringing or amphibious vegetation

Species-poor beds of low-growing water-fringing or amphibious vegetation

English name: Species-poor beds of low-growing water-fringing or amphibious vegetation

Description (English)

Includes isoetids of the shores of oligotrophic lakes, Nasturtium aquaticum by streams, mediterranean dwarf Scirpus swards, and other species-poor but dissimilar types of vegetation.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C3.4
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
Subularion aquaticae Hadac 1971 Vegetation of Subularia- and Isoëtes-rich amphibious communities of oceanic North Europe and mountain areas of Central Europe and Central Balkans Isoëtion lacustris Nordhagen 1936; Subulario aquaticae-Isoëtion echinospori Pietsch 1977 corr. Rivas-Mart. et G. Navarro 1986; Subulario-Isoëtion Pietsch 1977 Schaminee et al, 2012
Deschampsion litoralis Oberd. et Dierßen in Dierßen 1975 Pioneer vegetation of dry upper littoral of large low-altitude glacial lakes northern and southern rims of Alps Schaminee et al, 2012
Littorellion uniflorae Koch ex Klika 1935 Vegetation of amphibious plants in fluctuating shallow oligothrophic and mesotrophic waters of temperate and boreal Europe Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch ex Dierßen 1975; Apio-Pilularion globuliferae Schoof van Pelt 1973; Elatini-Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch 1965; Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch 1967; Eu-Littorellion uniflorae (Koch 1926) Pietsch 1977; Littorellion Sauer 1937; Littorellion uniflorae Koch 1926; Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch 1965; Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch 1966; Littorellion uniflorae Malcuit 1929 Schaminee et al, 2012
Lobelion dortmannae Vanden Berghen 1964 Temperate-boreal amphibious Lobelia and Isoëtes communities of nutrient-poor standing waters of oceanic Europe Littorellion uniflorae Koch ex Tx. 1937; Lobelio-Isoëtion Pietsch 1966; Ranunculion reptantis Tx. et al. in Dierßen 1972; Lobelio dortmannae-Isoëtion Pietsch 1965; Myriophyllo alternifolii-Lobelion dortmannae Tx. et Dierßen in Dierßen 1972 Schaminee et al, 2012
Rorippion islandicae Béguin et Theurillat ined. Pioneer vegetation of cryoturbated loamy-sandy edges of high-altitude shallow oligotrophic glacial lakes inundated by snow-melt of Alps Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
CORINE Land Cover 2.1.2. Permanently irrigated land n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 03.07.03.01 Coastal wetlands and meadows: swamps: with low vegetation narrower
Ramsar Wetland Types Tp Permanent freshwater marshes/pools wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 F21 Marginal/inundation: marginal wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.1 Rivages avec végétation narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C3.4 Species-poor beds of low-growing water-fringing or amphibious vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C3.4 Species-poor beds of low-growing water-fringing or amphibious vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C3.4 Species-poor beds of low-growing water-fringing or amphibious vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C3.4 Species-poor beds of low-growing water-fringing or amphibious vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 C3.5 Water-fringing species-poor helophyte beds (excluding grasses, sedges and canes) same
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