EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > N - Coastal habitats > N2 - Coastal shingle > N21 - Atlantic, Baltic and Arctic coastal shingle beach > N217 - Gravelly beach and shingle pioneer communities

Gravelly beach and shingle pioneer communities

Description (English)

Gravelly beaches can host pioneer communities of the class Ammophiletea consisting mainly of geophytes and hemicryptophytes, e.g. the association Agropyro juncei-Sporoboletum pungentis and the alliance Medicagini marinae-Triplachnion nitensis. They may sporadically be inundated by sea water during storms.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code N217

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) B2.34 Gravelly beach and shingle pioneer communities same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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