EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > B - Coastal habitats > B2 - Coastal shingle > B2.3 - Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation

Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation

English name: Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation

Description (English)

The upper beach of large shingle bars, with open pioneer communities or perennial vegetation mostly formed by Crambe maritima, Honkenya peploides, Lathyrus japonicus and a few other specialised species. Mainly in northwest Europe, from the Atlantic to the Baltic.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B2.3
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
Salsolo-Minuartion peploidis Tx. ex Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952 North Atlantic and Baltic driftline communities on sandy and gravelly substrates Salsolo-Minuartion peploidis Tx. 1950; Salsolo-Minuartion peploidis Tx. ex Tx. et Böckelmann 1957; Honckenyo latifoliae-Crambion maritimae Géhu et J. Géhu 1969 corr. Géhu 1998; Honckenyo-Crambion maritimae Géhu 1968; Honckenyo-Crambion maritimae J.M. Géhu et J. Géhu 1969; Salsolo-Honckenyon peploidis Tx. 1950 nom. mut. propos. (see Olsson 1974) Schaminee et al, 2012
Elymo littorei-Rumicion crispi (Nordhagen 1940) Isermann et Dengler in Isermann 2004 Boreo-atlantic pioneer vegetation of coastal shingle beaches enriched with organic detritus of Baltic and North Sea coasts Agropyro-Rumicion Nordhagen 1940 nom. ambig. propos.; Elytrigio-Rumicion crispi Nordhagen 1940 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 17.3 Sea kale communities same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 03.03.02.01 Beach ridges: beach ridges consisting of gravel pebbles and/or boulders: with no or low vegetation same
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H3 Shingle/gravel above high tide mark wider
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 28 Coastal vegetated shingle wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B2.3 Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B2.3 Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B2.3 Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B2.3 Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B2.3 Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B6.3 Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 17.3 Sea kale communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 17.3 Sea kale communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 17.3   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 17.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 17.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 17.3   same
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