EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > N - Coastal habitats > N1 - Coastal dunes and sandy shores > N1B - Mediterranean and Black Sea coastal dune scrub

Mediterranean and Black Sea coastal dune scrub

Description (English)

Scrub dominated by a wide diversity of low to tall shrubs on stabilised dry dune sands along the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts, often grading to dune grassland or woodland, the associated herb flora showing elements from these neighbouring vegetation types or mosaics.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code N1B
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Conifers Juniperus oxycedrus
Flowering Plants Smilax aspera
Flowering Plants Phillyrea angustifolia
Flowering Plants Lonicera implexa

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus oxycedrus Conifers
Smilax aspera Flowering Plants
Phillyrea angustifolia Flowering Plants
Lonicera implexa Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Smilax aspera
Conifers Juniperus oxycedrus
Flowering Plants Rubia peregrina
Flowering Plants Asparagus acutifolius
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Phillyrea angustifolia
Flowering Plants Lonicera implexa
Flowering Plants Rhamnus alaternus
Flowering Plants Prasium majus
Flowering Plants Phillyrea latifolia
Flowering Plants Helichrysum stoechas
Flowering Plants Cistus creticus
Flowering Plants Lagurus ovatus
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Daphne gnidium

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Smilax aspera Flowering Plants
Juniperus oxycedrus Conifers
Rubia peregrina Flowering Plants
Asparagus acutifolius Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Phillyrea angustifolia Flowering Plants
Lonicera implexa Flowering Plants
Rhamnus alaternus Flowering Plants
Prasium majus Flowering Plants
Phillyrea latifolia Flowering Plants
Helichrysum stoechas Flowering Plants
Cistus creticus Flowering Plants
Lagurus ovatus Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Daphne gnidium Flowering Plants
Conifers Juniperus oxycedrus
Flowering Plants Smilax aspera
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Phillyrea angustifolia
Flowering Plants Tamarix hampeana
Flowering Plants Suaeda vera

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus oxycedrus Conifers
Smilax aspera Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Phillyrea angustifolia Flowering Plants
Tamarix hampeana Flowering Plants
Suaeda vera Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) B1.6 Coastal dune scrub narrower
European Red List of Habitats B1.6b Mediterranean and Black Sea coastal dune scrub same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.25 Dune thickets narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.26 Creeping-willow mats narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.28 Dune sclerophyllous scrubs narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.27 Dune juniper thickets and low woods narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.26 Creeping-willow mats narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.28 Dune sclerophyllous scrubs narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.27 Dune juniper thickets and woods narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.25 Dune thickets narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.25   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.27   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.26   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.28   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.26   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.28   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.25   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.27   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.27   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.26   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.28   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.26   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.28   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.27   narrower
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