Riverine scrub

English name: Riverine scrub

Description (English)

Scrub of broad-leaved willows, e.g. Salix aurita, Salix cinerea, Salix pentandra, beside rivers. Scrub of Alnus spp. and narrow-leaved willows, e.g. Salix elaeagnos, where these are less than 5 m tall. Riverside scrub of Hippophae rhamnoides and Myricaria germanica. Excludes riversides dominated by taller narrow-leaved willows Salix alba, Salix purpurea, Salix viminalis (G1.1).

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F9.1
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
Salicion eleagno-daphnoidis (Moor 1958) Grass 1993 Willow scrub of sub-montane to subalpine gravelly stream banks of Alps, Pyrenees and Carpathians Salici elaeagni subsp. elaeagni-Hippophaeion rhamnoidis ssp. fluviatilis de Foucault et Julve in Julve 1993 (orig. form); Salicion eleagni Moor 1958; Hippophaion Rübel 1933 Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion phylicifoliae Dierßen 1992 Willow scrub of montane stream banks and deltas in boreal and arctic zones of Europe and of Greenland Schaminee et al, 2012
Rubo caesii-Amorphion fruticosae Shevchyk et Solomakha in Shevchyk et al. 1996 Riparian scrub on temporarily flooded gleyic soils of central Ukraine Schaminee et al, 2012
Artemisio dniproicae-Salicion acutifoliae Shevchyk et Solomakha in Shevchyk et al. 1996 Willow scrub on riverine dunes of central Ukraine Agrostio vinealis–Salicion acutifoliae Bulokhov 2005 Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion cantabricae Rivas-Mart., T.E. Díaz et Penas in Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011 Northern Iberian themo-supramediterranean riparian alluvial willow scrub along mineral-rich rivers Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion salvifoliae Rivas-Mart. et al. 1984 Western Iberian themo-supramediterranean riparian riparian alluvial willow scrub along mineral-poor rivers Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion discolori-neotrichae Br.-Bl. et O. de Bolòs 1958 corr. Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002 Iberian themo-supramediterranean riparian alluvial willow scrub along mineral-rich rivers Salicion triandro-fragilis Br.-Bl. et O. de Bolòs 1958 corr. O. de Bolòs 1983; Salicion triandro-neotrichae Br.-Bl. et O. de Bolòs 1958 Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion pedicellatae Rivas-Mart. et al. 1984 Southern Iberian, Maghrebinian and Calabro-Sicilian themo-supramediterranean riparian alluvial willow scrub along mineral-rich rivers Salicion pedicellatae (Ubaldi 2003) Poldini et al. 2011; Salicion pedicellatae Galán de Meran, Pérez Latorre et Cabezudo in Pérez Latorre et al. 1999 Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion triandrae T. Müller et Görs 1958 Willow scrub of lowland to sub-montane stream banks with loamy-sandy sediments of nemoral zone of Europe Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.1 Riparian willow formations overlap
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A22 Scrub: scattered overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A21 Scrub: dense/continuous overlap
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 1 Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.3.6 Saulaie buissonnante alluviale same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.1 Riverine scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
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