Arctic dunes

Description (English)

Halonitrophilous perennial communities of young dunes of arctic, mostly low arctic, coasts of the Polar Basin, except of those of Iceland, recorded in particular from Greenland, Lapland and Russia, dominated by Leymus arenarius or Leymus mollis, by Festuca rubra ssp. arenaria, or by Calamagrostis stricta.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code N1351

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calamagrostis stricta
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Leymus arenarius
Flowering Plants Leymus mollis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calamagrostis stricta Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Leymus arenarius Flowering Plants
Leymus mollis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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