EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A2 - Littoral sediment > A2.5 - Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds > A2.53 - Mid-upper saltmarshes and saline and brackish reed, rush and sedge beds

Mid-upper saltmarshes and saline and brackish reed, rush and sedge beds

English name: Mid-upper saltmarshes and saline and brackish reed, rush and sedge beds

Description (English)

Closed saltmarsh meadows, more species-rich than in low-mid saltmarsh, dominated by graminoids Blysmus rufus, Carex extensa, Festuca rubra, Juncus gerardi, Puccinellia spp.; also Armeria maritima, Artemisia maritima, Frankenia laevis. Marine saline or brackish beds of Hippuris tetraphylla, Juncus maritimus, Phragmites australis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.53
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A2.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Armeria maritima
Flowering Plants Artemisia maritima
Flowering Plants Blysmus rufus
Flowering Plants Carex extensa
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Frankenia laevis
Flowering Plants Hippuris tetraphylla
Flowering Plants Juncus gerardi
Flowering Plants Juncus maritimus
Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria maritima Flowering Plants
Artemisia maritima Flowering Plants
Blysmus rufus Flowering Plants
Carex extensa Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Frankenia laevis Flowering Plants
Hippuris tetraphylla Flowering Plants
Juncus gerardi Flowering Plants
Juncus maritimus Flowering Plants
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.1. Salt marshes n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.53 Mid-upper saltmarshes and saline and brackish reed, rush and sedge beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.63 Mid-upper saltmarshes and saline reedbeds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.63 Mid-upper saltmarshes and saline reedbeds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.63 Mid-upper saltmarshes and saline reedbeds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.63 Mid-upper saltmarshes same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) LMU.Smm-u Saltmarsh (mid-upper) same
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