EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S66 - Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrub

Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrub

Description (English)

Perennial coastal scrub dominated by nitrophilous and salt-tolerant species in often artificially-disturbed places through the semi-arid infra- and thermomediterranean belts. In coastal situations, the sea-borne salt and concentration of birds have a major influence on the high levels of soil nutrients and high levels of salt deposition.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S66
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 Salsola vermiculata
Flowering Plants Artemisia herba-alba
Flowering Plants Bassia tomentosa
Flowering Plants Suaeda vermiculata
Flowering Plants Asphodelus fistulosus
Flowering Plants Lycium intricatum
Flowering Plants Artemisia arborescens
Flowering Plants Anisantha rubens
Flowering Plants Launaea arborescens
Flowering Plants Convolvulus caput-medusae
Flowering Plants Atriplex halimus
Flowering Plants Bupleurum semicompositum

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
Salsola vermiculata Flowering Plants
Artemisia herba-alba Flowering Plants
Bassia tomentosa Flowering Plants
Suaeda vermiculata Flowering Plants
Asphodelus fistulosus Flowering Plants
Lycium intricatum Flowering Plants
Artemisia arborescens Flowering Plants
Anisantha rubens Flowering Plants
Launaea arborescens Flowering Plants
Convolvulus caput-medusae Flowering Plants
Atriplex halimus Flowering Plants
Bupleurum semicompositum Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Salsola vermiculata
Flowering Plants Artemisia herba-alba
Flowering Plants Launaea arborescens
Flowering Plants Lycium intricatum
Flowering Plants Eryngium campestre
Flowering Plants Suaeda vera
Flowering Plants Anisantha rubens
Flowering Plants Camphorosma monspeliaca
Flowering Plants Plantago lagopus
Flowering Plants Lygeum spartum
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Atriplex halimus
Flowering Plants Asphodelus fistulosus
Flowering Plants Rostraria cristata
Flowering Plants Herniaria hirsuta
Flowering Plants Frankenia laevis
Flowering Plants Filago pyramidata
Flowering Plants Teucrium polium
Flowering Plants Suaeda vermiculata
Flowering Plants Plantago albicans

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
Salsola vermiculata Flowering Plants
Artemisia herba-alba Flowering Plants
Launaea arborescens Flowering Plants
Lycium intricatum Flowering Plants
Eryngium campestre Flowering Plants
Suaeda vera Flowering Plants
Anisantha rubens Flowering Plants
Camphorosma monspeliaca Flowering Plants
Plantago lagopus Flowering Plants
Lygeum spartum Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Atriplex halimus Flowering Plants
Asphodelus fistulosus Flowering Plants
Rostraria cristata Flowering Plants
Herniaria hirsuta Flowering Plants
Frankenia laevis Flowering Plants
Filago pyramidata Flowering Plants
Teucrium polium Flowering Plants
Suaeda vermiculata Flowering Plants
Plantago albicans Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Salsola vermiculata
Flowering Plants Artemisia herba-alba
Flowering Plants Launaea arborescens
Flowering Plants Camphorosma monspeliaca

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
Salsola vermiculata Flowering Plants
Artemisia herba-alba Flowering Plants
Launaea arborescens Flowering Plants
Camphorosma monspeliaca Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs narrower
European Red List of Habitats F6.8 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrub same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.4 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.4 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.7 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.7 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.7   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.7   same
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