Sand beach driftlines

English name: Sand beach driftlines

Description (English)

The lowest level of the supralittoral, just above the normal tide limit, where drift material accumulates and the sand may be rich in nitrogenous organic matter. Vegetation, if present at all, is very open and composed of annuals, e.g. Atriplex spp., Cakile spp., Salsola kali, Polygonum spp.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.1
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
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
Cakilion edentulae Thannheiser 1981 Halo-nitrophilous strandline vegetation of boreo-atlantic European and Azorean coasts Schaminee et al, 2012
Atriplicion nudicaulis Golub et al. 2003 Halo-nitrophilous strandline vegetation of Arctic White Sea coast 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
Euphorbion peplidis Tx. ex Oberd. 1952 Halo-nitrophilous strandline vegetation of Cantabro-Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts Thero-Atriplicion Pignatti 1952; Cakilion aegyptiacae Rivas-Mart. et Costa in Rivas-Mart. et al. 1980; Cakilion litoralis Pignatti 1953; Cakilion maritimae Pignatti 1953; Euphorbion peplidis Tx. 1950; Salsolo-Polygonion maritimi Pignatti 1952; Salsolo-Polygonion maritimi Pignatti 1953; Thero-Atriplicion Pignatti 1953; Glaucio-Cakilion maritimae O. de Bolòs 1962 Schaminee et al, 2012
Atriplicion littoralis Nordhagen 1940 North Atlantic and Baltic strandline communities on silty substrates Cakilion Oberd. 1949; Cakilion Oberd. 1950; Atriplici laciniatae-Salsolion kali Géhu 1975; Atriplici sabulosae-Salsolion kali Géhu 1975 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Cakilion euxinae Géhu et al. 1994 Halo-nitrophilous strandline vegetation of Black Sea coasts Cakilion maritimae Morariu 1957; Cakilo euxinae–Crambion maritimae Golub et al. 2006 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.12 Sand beach driftline communities same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
Barcelona Convention 199812 I.2. (SUPRALITTORAL) SANDS wider
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.6 Arctic Sea Rocket type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.4 Orache-Knotgrass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.5 Sea Rocket type n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H5 Strandline vegetation wider
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SD3 Matricaria maritima-Galium aparine strandline community narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.1 Sand beach driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.1 Angiosperm communities of sand beach driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.1 Angiosperm communities of sand beach driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.1 Angiosperm communities of sand beach driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.1 Sand beach driftline habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B5.1 Sand beach driftline habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.12 Sand beach driftline communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.12 Sand beach driftline communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.12   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.12   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.12   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.12   same
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