EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > N - Coastal habitats > N1 - Coastal dunes and sandy shores > N1C - Macaronesian coastal dune scrub

Macaronesian coastal dune scrub

Description (English)

Often sparse scrub on coastal dune sands in the arid mediterranean climate in parts of the Canarian archipelago.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code N1C
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
Flowering Plants Frankenia laevis
Flowering Plants Atriplex glauca
Flowering Plants Launaea arborescens
Flowering Plants Suaeda vermiculata
Flowering Plants Launaea nudicaulis
Flowering Plants Citrullus colocynthis
Flowering Plants Ononis tournefortii
Flowering Plants Suaeda vera
Flowering Plants Ononis serrata
Flowering Plants Euphorbia paralias

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
Frankenia laevis Flowering Plants
Atriplex glauca Flowering Plants
Launaea arborescens Flowering Plants
Suaeda vermiculata Flowering Plants
Launaea nudicaulis Flowering Plants
Citrullus colocynthis Flowering Plants
Ononis tournefortii Flowering Plants
Suaeda vera Flowering Plants
Ononis serrata Flowering Plants
Euphorbia paralias Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Frankenia laevis
Flowering Plants Launaea arborescens
Flowering Plants Atriplex glauca
Flowering Plants Suaeda vera
Flowering Plants Euphorbia paralias
Flowering Plants Salsola vermiculata
Flowering Plants Suaeda vermiculata
Conifers Euphorbia balsamifera

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
Frankenia laevis Flowering Plants
Launaea arborescens Flowering Plants
Atriplex glauca Flowering Plants
Suaeda vera Flowering Plants
Euphorbia paralias Flowering Plants
Salsola vermiculata Flowering Plants
Suaeda vermiculata Flowering Plants
Euphorbia balsamifera Conifers
Flowering Plants Frankenia laevis
Flowering Plants Euphorbia paralias

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
Frankenia laevis Flowering Plants
Euphorbia paralias 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 B1.6c Macaronesian 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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