Saltmarsh driftlines

English name: Saltmarsh driftlines

Description (English)

The top level of saltmarsh, not covered by all tides. Vigorous Atriplex spp., Beta vulgaris, Elymus spp., Matricaria maritima may be fertilized by drift decomposition.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.51
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 Beta vulgaris
Flowering Plants Matricaria maritima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Beta vulgaris Flowering Plants
Matricaria maritima Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.1. Salt marshes n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H23 Saltmarsh: saltmarsh/dune interface wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.51 Saltmarsh driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.61 Saltmarsh driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.61 Saltmarsh driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.61 Saltmarsh driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.65 Saltmarsh drift-lines same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) LMU.Smdr Saltmarsh (drift-line) same
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