EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > B - Coastal habitats > B3 - Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, including the supralittoral > B3.3 - Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with angiosperms

Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with angiosperms

English name: Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with angiosperms

Description (English)

Sea-cliffs, or parts of sea-cliffs, and rocky shores colonized by disjunct assemblages of salt-tolerant crevice plants (chasmophytes) or by more or less closed salt-tolerant grasslands with associated terrestrial invertebrate and vertebrate faunal communities.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B3.3
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
Euphorbio azoricae-Festucion petraeae Lüpnitz 1976 Vegetation of salt-sprayed coastal cliffs of Azores Festucion petraeae Sjögren 1973 Schaminee et al, 2012
Anthyllidion barbae-jovis S. Brullo et De Marco 1989 Subaerohaline coastal dwarf scrub on salt-sprayed cliffs of eastern Tyrrhenian Sea Helichrysion litorei Biondi 2007; Helichrysion litorei Biondi in Biondi et al. 2013; Plantagini-Thymelaeion hirsutae Bartolo et S. Brullo ex Mayer 1995; Plantagini-Thymelaeion hirsutae Bartolo et S. Brullo in Bartolo et al. 1992 Schaminee et al, 2012
Kochio prostratae-Limonion meyeri Korzhenevsky 1987 Rupicolous herb-rich vegetation of coastal salt-sprayed rock cliffs of Crimea Schaminee et al, 2012
Dactylido hispanicae-Helichrysion stoechadis Géhu et Biondi in Géhu 1994 Coastal dwarf scrub on salt-sprayed cliffs of coasts of southern France and cantabro-atlantic Iberian Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012
Helichrysion obconico-devium Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002 Vegetation of salt-sprayed coastal cliffs of Madeira Schaminee et al, 2012
Launaeion cervicornis (O. de Bolòs et Vigo ex Gil et Llorens 1995) Rivas-Mart., Fernández-González et Loidi 1999 Coastal dwarf scrub on salt-sprayed cliffs of Balearic Islands Launaeion cervicornis O. de Bolòs et Vigo 1984 Schaminee et al, 2012
Crithmo-Limonion graeci Géhu et al. 1992 Rupicolous herb-rich vegetation of coastal salt-sprayed cliffs of peninsular Hellas and Aegean islands Crithmo-Frankenion hirsutae Mayer 1995; Cichorio-Limonion roridi Brullo et Guarino 2000 Schaminee et al, 2012
Crithmion maritimi Tx. et Oberd. 1958 Rupicolous vegetation of coastal salt-sprayed rocky cliffs of Atlantic coasts of western Europe Crithmo-Limonion binervosi (Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1984) Géhu 1997; Crithmion maritimi Pavillard 1928 Schaminee et al, 2012
Crithmo-Staticion Molinier 1934 Rupicolous dwarf-herb vegetation of coastal salt-sprayed limestone cliffs of Tyrrhenian and Ligurian coasts Crithmo-Limonion articulati Molinier 1934 nom. corr. propos.; Crithmo-Limonion minuti Molinier 1934 nom. corr. propos.; Crithmo-Limonion Molinier 1934 nom. mut. propos.; Crithmo-Limonion pseudominuti Molinier 1934 corr. Julve 1993; Erodio corsici-Limonion articulati (Gamisans et Muracciole 1984) Géhu et Biondi 1994; Erodion corsici Géhu et Biondi in Géhu 1994 Schaminee et al, 2012
Astragalion tragacanthae (Folch ex Rivas-Mart., Fernández-González et Loidi 1999) Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002 Rupicolous pulvinate scrub on wind-exposed coastal rocks of southern Spanish and Portugese coasts Astragalion tragacanthae (Folch ex Rivas-Mart. et al. 1999) Rivas-Mart. et al. 2001; Crithmo-Helichrysion serotini Rothmaler 1943 Schaminee et al, 2012
Crucianellion rupestris S. Brullo et Furnari 1990 Subaerohaline coastal dwarf scrub on salt-sprayed cliffs of European and North African coasts of Lybian Sea Crucianellion rupestris S. Brullo et Furnari 1981 Schaminee et al, 2012
Asplenion marini Segal 1969 Fern-rich vegetation of siliceous rock crevices of supralittoral of Cantabro-Atlantic seaboards Asplenio billotii-Umbilicion rupestris de Foucault 1988; Asplenion marini Rivas-Mart. et Izco in Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002 Schaminee et al, 2012
Crithmo-Daucion halophili Rivas-Mart. et al. 1990 Rupicolous dwarf-herb vegetation of coastal salt-sprayed cliffs of of lusitano-andalusian region of Iberi and northern Morocco Schaminee et al, 2012
Euphorbion pithyusae Biondi et Géhu in Géhu et Biondi 1994 Thermomediterranean sub-halophIlous chamaephytic garrigue on coastal cliffs of Corsica and Sardinia Helichrysion italici Paradis et Piazza 1995; Loto cytisoidis-Helichrysion italici Géhu et Biondi 1984; Loto cytisoidis-Helichrysion italici Géhu et Biondi in Géhu 1994 Schaminee et al, 2012
Frankenio-Astydamion latifoliae Santos 1976 Vegetation of salt-sprayed coastal cliffs of Canary Islands Schaminee et al, 2012
Elytrigio bessarabicae-Lactucion tataricae Korzhenevsky ex Mucina in Mucina et al. 2013 Subaerohaline grasslands of limestone boulder-pebble beaches of Crimea Lactuco tatarici-Elytrigion bessarabicae Korzhenevsky et Klyukin 1990; Lactuco tatarici-Elytrigion bessarabicae Korzhenevsky 2001 Schaminee et al, 2012
Limonion anfracti-cancellati (Horvatic 1934) Mucina nom. nov. hoc loco Rupicolous herb-rich vegetation of coastal salt-sprayed rocky cliffs of Adriatic coasts Staticion dalmaticum Horvatic 1934; Limonion dalmaticum Horvatic 1934 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 18.2 Sea-cliff and rocky shore aerohaline communities wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H83 Maritime cliff and slope: crevice/ledge vegetation same
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H84 Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H85 Maritime cliff and slope: coastal heathland not defined
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 27 Maritime cliff and slope wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B3.3 Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B3.3 Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B3.3 Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with halophytic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B3.3 Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with halophytic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B3.3 Oceanic rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with halophytic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B7.2 Oceanic rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with halophytic angiosperms same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 18.2 Sea-cliff and rocky shore aerohaline communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 18.2 Sea-cliff and rocky shore aerohaline communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 18.2   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 18.2   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 18.2   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 18.2   wider
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