Mediterraneo-Atlantic fixed grey dunes

English name: Mediterraneo-Atlantic fixed grey dunes

Description (English)

Fixed dunes of the western and central Mediterranean and of the thermo-Atlantic coasts of Portugal, southwestern Spain and North Africa, colonised by communities mostly composed of fruticose species, with Crucianella maritima, Artemisia crithmifolia, Armeria pungens, Armeria welwitschi, Helichrysum decumbens, Helichrysum italicum, Teucrium spp., Ephedra distachya, Pancratium maritimum and Ononis natrix ssp. ramosissima. Communities of Crucianellion maritimae and Ononidion ramosissimae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.43
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (B1.4)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Armeria pungens
Flowering Plants Artemisia crithmifolia
Flowering Plants Crucianella maritima
Conifers Ephedra distachya
Flowering Plants Helichrysum decumbens
Flowering Plants Helichrysum italicum
Flowering Plants Pancratium maritimum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria pungens Flowering Plants
Artemisia crithmifolia Flowering Plants
Crucianella maritima Flowering Plants
Ephedra distachya Conifers
Helichrysum decumbens Flowering Plants
Helichrysum italicum Flowering Plants
Pancratium maritimum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.223 Mediterraneo-Atlantic grey dune communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.43 Mediterraneo-Atlantic fixed grey dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.43 Mediterraneo-Atlantic fixed grey dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.43 Mediterraneo-Atlantic fixed grey dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.43 Ibero-Mediterranean fixed grey dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.43 Ibero-Mediterranean fixed grey dunes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.223 Ibero-Mediterranean grey dunes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.223 Ibero-Mediterranean grey dunes same
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