Inland saltmarshes

English name: Inland saltmarshes

Description (English)

Salt meadows and swards of Salicornia and other Chenopodiaceae of inland salt basins of the nemoral zone. Inland saltmarshes of middle Europe are remarkable, extremely threatened communities occurring in a few isolated stations of Saxony and Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia, Hesse, Lorraine, Auvergne, the Midlands and southeastern Poland (lower Nida valley).

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D6.1
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
Carici dilutae-Juncion gerardii Lysenko et Mucina in Mucina et al. 2013 Sarmatian hygrophytic (sub)saline meadows and pastures of steppe and forest-steppe zones of southern Ukraine and Russia Schaminee et al, 2012
Juncion gerardii Wendelberger 1943 Moist halophytic meadows and pastures of southeastern Central and Eastern Europe Scorzonero-Juncion gerardii (Wendelberger 1943) Vicherek 1973; Taraxaco bessarabici-Juncion gerardii Julve 1993; Juncion gerardii Wenzl 1934 (sensu Sanda et al. 1977) Schaminee et al, 2012
Beckmannion eruciformis Soó 1933 Pannonian subhalophilous regularly inundated meadows on heavy clayey soils Halo-Agrostion albae pannonicum Kneževic 1990 Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicornion prostratae Géhu 1992 Pannonian vegetation of annual succulent halophytes temporarily wet salt-pans with solonchak soils Salicornion prostratae Sanda et al. 1999; Thero-Suaedion Vicherek 1973; Salicornion herbaceae Soó 1933 nom. ambig. propos.; Salicornion prostratae Soó 1933 corr. Borhidi 1996 Schaminee et al, 2012
Puccinellion convolutae Micevski 1965 Macedonian and north Aegean relict saline grasslands of edges of inland salt pans Plantagini coronopodo-Camphorosmion monspeliacae Golub et Karpov in Golub et al. 2005 Schaminee et al, 2012
Puccinellion limosae Soó 1933 Pannoninan hypersaline open grasslands on solonetz soils Eco-Puccinellion Chapman 1959 p.p.; Puccinellion limosae Klika et Vlach 1937; Puccinellion salinariae Wendelberger 1943; Tripolio-Puccinellion distantis Golub et Solomakha 1988; Puccinellion peisonis Wendelberger 1943 corr. Soó 1957; Puccinellion distantis Knapp 1948 Schaminee et al, 2012
Puccinellion lagascanae Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et Costa 1976 corr. Alonso et De la Torre 2004 Iberian relict saline grasslands on edges of continental inland salt marshes Puccinellion caespitosae Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et Costa 1976 corr. Rivas-Mart. et al. 2001; Puccinellion caespitosae Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et Costa 1976 corr. Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002; Puccinellion fasciculatae Rivas-Mart. 1976; Puccinellion fasciculatae Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et Costa 1976; Puccinellion tenuifoliae Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et Costa 1976 corr. Rivas-Mart. 1984 Schaminee et al, 2012
Microcnemion coralloidis Rivas-Mart. et Géhu in Rivas-Mart. 1984 Iberian inland vegetation of annual succulent halophytes temporarily wet salt-pans with solonchak soils Schaminee et al, 2012
Agrostio stoloniferae-Beckmannion eruciformis Mirkin in Barabash et al. 1989 Sarmatian sub-saline regularly inundated meadows on heavy clayey soils of steppe and forest-steppe zones of Russia Schaminee et al, 2012
Thero-Camphorosmion annuae Vicherek 1973 Hypersaline annual chenopod communities on solonetz soils in Pannonian Basin and Central Balkans Schaminee et al, 2012
Halo-Trichophorion pumili Vicherek 1973 Halophilous travertine swards of Carpathians Schaminee et al, 2012
Cirsion esculenti Golub 1994 Mesophytic sub-saline pastures of steppe and forest-steppe zones of Russia, southern Siberia and eastern Kazakhstan Artemision santonici Solomakha et Sipailova 1987; Cirsio-Hordeion brevisubulati Mirkin in Karpov et al. 1987; Cirsio-Hordeion brevisubulati Mirkin in Karpov et al. ex Golub 1994; Geranion collini Golub et Saveleva 1987; Geranion collini Golub et Saveleva in Golub 1994 Schaminee et al, 2012
Suaedion acuminatae Golub et Tsorbadze in Golub 1995 corr. Mucina in Mucina et al. 2013 Sarmatian vegetation of annual succulent halophytes temporarily wet salt-pans with solonchak soils Suaedion salsae Golub et Tchorbadze 1988; Suaedion salsae Golub et Tchorbadze in Golub 1995 Schaminee et al, 2012
Camphorosmo songoricae-Suaedion corniculatae Freitag et al. 2001 Hypersaline annual chenopod communities on solonetz soils of Caspian region and northwestern Siberia Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.4 Nemoral inland salt meadows same
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H2 Saltmarsh overlap
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 6 Neutral grassland not defined
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T7 SLANISKA (Inland salt marshes) narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D6.1 Inland saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D6.1 Inland saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D6.1 Inland saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D6.1 Inland saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D6.1 Inland salt marshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.1 Sub-oceanic inland salt marshes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.4 Nemoral inland salt meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.4 Suboceanic inland salt meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.4   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.14   same
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