EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > C - Inland surface waters > C3 - Littoral zone of inland surface waterbodies > C3.5 - Periodically inundated shores with pioneer and ephemeral vegetation

Periodically inundated shores with pioneer and ephemeral vegetation

English name: Periodically inundated shores with pioneer and ephemeral vegetation

Description (English)

Muddy, sandy and gravelly shores and dried-up bottoms of lakes and rivers, with moderate cover of vascular plants. These include annuals (e.g. Bidens spp., Cyperus spp., Persicaria spp.), developing during the exposure phase as well as perennials tolerant of temporary total immersion.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C3.5
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Paspalo-Agrostion semiverticillati Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Summer-annual pioneer vegetation of periodically flooded subsaline nutrient-rich river alluvia of the Mediterranean of Europe and North Africa Paspalo-Polypogonion viridis Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 nom. mut. propos.; Paspalo-Polypogonion semiverticillati Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Eleocharition soloniensis Philippi 1968 Pioneer ephemeral vegetation of temporarily flooded mesotrophic to eutrophic habitats of Central Europe, temperate Asia and North America Elatino-Eleocharition ovatae Pietsch 1973; Gnaphalio-Juncion bufonii (Philippi 1968) Passarge 1978; Juncion bufonii Philippi 1968; Cypero-Lindernion dubiae Müller-Stoll et Pietsch in T. Müller 1963; Elatino-Eleocharition ovatae Pietsch et Müller-Stoll 1968; Eleocharition ovatae Philippi 1968 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Elatino macropodae-Damasonion alismatis de Foucault 1988 Pioneer ephemeral vegetation of temporary flooded mesotrophic depressions of winter-mild submediterranean and Atlantic regions Schaminee et al, 2012
Verbenion supinae Slavnic 1951 Pioneer ephemeral vegetation of periodically flooded nitrate-rich habitats in submediterranean regions of Europe Myosurion minimi Oberd. 1957; Chlorocyperion glomerati Pietsch in Horvatic 1963; Crypsio alopecuroidis-Cyperion fusci Pietsch 1961; Dichostylion micheliani Pietsch in Horvatic 1963; Fimbristylion dichotomae Horvatic 1954; Chlorocyperion glomerati Müller-Stoll et Pietsch in T. Müller 1963; Fimbristylion dichotomae Müller-Stoll et Pietsch in T. Müller 1963; Heleochloo-Cyperion micheliani Pietsch et Müller-Stoll 1968; Verbenion supinae Müller-Stoll et Pietsch in T. Müller 1963; Menthion pulegii Lakušic et al. 1975 Schaminee et al, 2012
Chenopodion rubri (Tx. in Poli et J. Tx. 1960) Hilbig et Jage 1972 Summer-annual pioneer vegetation of heavily nutrient-loaded and saline ruderal habitats of temperate Europe Chenopodion fluviatile Tx. in Poli et J. Tx. 1960; Chenopodion rubri Oberd. et al. 1967; Chenopodion rubro-polyspermi Passarge 1978; Chenopodion glauci Hejný 1974; Chenopodion rubri (Tx. in Poli et J. Tx. 1960) Dobrescu et Kovács 1972; Chenopodion rubri (Tx. in Poli et J. Tx. 1960) Kopecký 1969; Chenopodion rubri Soó 1968; Chenopodion rubri Soó 1969 Schaminee et al, 2012
Nanocyperion Koch 1926 Pioneer dwarf cyperaceous vegetation of moist calcium rich substrates of submediterranean and atlantic Europe Centaurio pulchelli-Blackstonion perfoliatae de Foucault 1988; Eu-Nanocyperion flavescentis (Koch 1926) Rivas Goday in Rivas Goday et Borja 1961 p.p.; Nanocyperion Libbert 1932 p.p.; Peplidion portulae Pietsch et Müller-Stoll 1974 p.p. Schaminee et al, 2012
Cypero-Spergularion salinae Slavnic 1948 Pioneer ephemeral dwarf-grass vegetation of periodically flooded saline habitats in subcontinental Central and Eastern Europe Crypsion aculeatae Pignatti 1953 Schaminee et al, 2012
Radiolion linoidis Pietsch 1973 Pioneer vegetation of temporarily flooded nutrient-poor habitats of Central and Western Europe Radiolion linoidis Pietsch 1975; Radiolion linoidis Rivas Goday 1961; Nanocyperion Libbert 1932 p.p.; Peplidion portulae Pietsch et Müller-Stoll 1974 p.p.; Cyperion flavescentis (W.Koch 1926) Pietsch 1973; Nanocyperion Malcuit 1929 Schaminee et al, 2012
Bidention tripartitae Nordhagen ex Klika et Hadac 1944 Summer-annual pioneer vegetation of periodically nutrient-rich river banks and drained muddy bottoms of eutrophic lakes of boreo-temperate Europe Bidention tripartitae Nordhagen 1940; Alopecurion aequalis Eber 1975; Paspalo-Bidention Rivas Goday 1964; Polygono-Chenopodion polyspermi Br.-Bl. 1931; Polygono-Chenopodion polyspermi Koch 1926 nom. ambig. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Lepidion latifolii Golub et Mirkin 1986 Pioneer ephemeral dwarf-grass vegetation of periodically flooded saline habitats in continental Eastern Europe Polygono salsuginei-Crypsion aculeatae Korzhenevsky et Klyukin 1990 Schaminee et al, 2012
Heleochloion schoenioidis Br.-Bl. ex Rivas Goday 1956 Pioneer ephemeral dwarf-grass vegetation of periodically flooded saline habitats in (sub)mediterranean regions of Western Europe and North Africa Heleochloion schoenioidis Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 22.3 Amphibious macrophyte communities same
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types Ts Seasonal/intermittent freshwater marshes/pools wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 F22 Marginal/inundation: inundation wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.5 Végétation annuelle temporairement inondée narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 3.2.1.1 Alluvions avec végétation pionnière herbacée narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C3.5 Periodically inundated shores with pioneer and ephemeral vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C3.5 Pioneer and ephemeral vegetation of periodically inundated shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C3.5 Pioneer and ephemeral vegetation of periodically inundated shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C3.5 Pioneer and ephemeral vegetation of periodically inundated shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 C3.6 Ephemeral vegetation of periodically inundated shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 C3.5 Ephemeral or amphibious vegetation of periodically inundated areas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 22.3 Amphibious macrophyte communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 22.3 Amphibious macrophyte communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 22.3   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 22.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 22.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 22.3   same
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