EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S6-6 - Caspian halo-nitrophilous scrub

Caspian halo-nitrophilous scrub

Description (English)

Perennial scrubby vegetation with nitrophilous and salt-tolerant associates in often artificially-disturbed places around the Caspian Sea where the dry climate slows the decomposition of litter and aids precipitation of salt from the soil.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S6-6
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Artemisia lerchiana
Flowering Plants Trigonella orthoceras
Flowering Plants Artemisia tschernieviana
Flowering Plants Alyssum linifolium
Flowering Plants Alyssum turkestanicum
Flowering Plants Ceratocarpus arenarius
Flowering Plants Alhagi pseudalhagi
Flowering Plants Eremopyrum orientale
Flowering Plants Eremopyrum triticeum
Flowering Plants Leymus ramosus
Flowering Plants Neotorularia contortuplicata
Flowering Plants Ceratocephala testiculata
Flowering Plants Centaurea arenaria
Flowering Plants Senecio noeanus
Flowering Plants Salsola kali subsp. tragus
Fungi Xanthoparmelia ryssolea
Flowering Plants Bromus tectorum
Flowering Plants Bromus squarrosus
Flowering Plants Holosteum umbellatum
Fungi Xanthoria parietina

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Artemisia lerchiana Flowering Plants
Trigonella orthoceras Flowering Plants
Artemisia tschernieviana Flowering Plants
Alyssum linifolium Flowering Plants
Alyssum turkestanicum Flowering Plants
Ceratocarpus arenarius Flowering Plants
Alhagi pseudalhagi Flowering Plants
Eremopyrum orientale Flowering Plants
Eremopyrum triticeum Flowering Plants
Leymus ramosus Flowering Plants
Neotorularia contortuplicata Flowering Plants
Ceratocephala testiculata Flowering Plants
Centaurea arenaria Flowering Plants
Senecio noeanus Flowering Plants
Salsola kali subsp. tragus Flowering Plants
Xanthoparmelia ryssolea Fungi
Bromus tectorum Flowering Plants
Bromus squarrosus Flowering Plants
Holosteum umbellatum Flowering Plants
Xanthoria parietina Fungi
Flowering Plants Artemisia lerchiana
Flowering Plants Alyssum turkestanicum
Flowering Plants Trigonella orthoceras
Flowering Plants Poa bulbosa
Flowering Plants Eremopyrum triticeum
Flowering Plants Eremopyrum orientale
Flowering Plants Ceratocarpus arenarius
Flowering Plants Artemisia tschernieviana
Flowering Plants Alyssum linifolium
Flowering Plants Alhagi pseudalhagi
Flowering Plants Bromus tectorum
Flowering Plants Bromus squarrosus
Flowering Plants Leymus ramosus
Flowering Plants Holosteum umbellatum
Flowering Plants Centaurea arenaria
Flowering Plants Tragopogon dubius
Flowering Plants Salsola kali subsp. tragus
Flowering Plants Neotorularia contortuplicata
Flowering Plants Leymus racemosus
Flowering Plants Filago arvensis

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Artemisia lerchiana Flowering Plants
Alyssum turkestanicum Flowering Plants
Trigonella orthoceras Flowering Plants
Poa bulbosa Flowering Plants
Eremopyrum triticeum Flowering Plants
Eremopyrum orientale Flowering Plants
Ceratocarpus arenarius Flowering Plants
Artemisia tschernieviana Flowering Plants
Alyssum linifolium Flowering Plants
Alhagi pseudalhagi Flowering Plants
Bromus tectorum Flowering Plants
Bromus squarrosus Flowering Plants
Leymus ramosus Flowering Plants
Holosteum umbellatum Flowering Plants
Centaurea arenaria Flowering Plants
Tragopogon dubius Flowering Plants
Salsola kali subsp. tragus Flowering Plants
Neotorularia contortuplicata Flowering Plants
Leymus racemosus Flowering Plants
Filago arvensis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Artemisia lerchiana
Flowering Plants Artemisia tschernieviana

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Artemisia lerchiana Flowering Plants
Artemisia tschernieviana Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs narrower split includes part of former E1.4
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.4 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.4 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.7 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.7 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.7   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.7   same
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