EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > N - Coastal habitats > N1 - Coastal dunes and sandy shores > N11 - Atlantic, Baltic and Arctic sand beach > N116 - Atlantic, Baltic and Arctic bandy beach ridges with no or low vegetation

Atlantic, Baltic and Arctic bandy beach ridges with no or low vegetation

Description (English)

Atlantic, Baltic and Arctic sandy beach ridges may be bare or may host pioneer communities of the class Ammophiletea consisting mainly of geophytes and hemicryptophytes, e.g. the association Agropyrion juncei-Sporoboletum pungentis. They may sporadically be inundated by sea water during storms.
The vegetation may be ammonitrophilous, of the class Cakiletea maritimae, enriched by many Ammophiletea species like Elymus farctus and Eryngium maritimum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code N116

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Elymus farctus
Flowering Plants Eryngium maritimum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Elymus farctus Flowering Plants
Eryngium maritimum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) B1.24 Sandy beach ridges with no or low vegetation narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.24 Sandy beach ridges with no or low vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.24 Sandy beach ridges with no or low vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.24 Sandy beach ridges with no or low vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.24 Sandy beach ridges with no or low vegetation same
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