Semi-desert riparian scrub

Description (English)

Open scrub of Tamarix spp. and other shrubs and small trees occupying small or linear patches at sites characterised by seasonally high groundwater table and saline soils in beds of temporary or permanent rivers, in pans or sometimes in human-affected sites like irrigation systems through the semi-desert and desert region of South-Eastern Europe.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S94

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Tamarix ramosissima
Flowering Plants Aeluropus pungens
Flowering Plants Polygonum arenarium
Flowering Plants Suaeda altissima
Flowering Plants Tamarix gracilis
Flowering Plants Atriplex aucheri
Flowering Plants Limonium meyeri
Flowering Plants Atriplex micrantha
Flowering Plants Tamarix laxa
Flowering Plants Bolboschoenus glaucus
Flowering Plants Eremopyrum triticeum
Flowering Plants Polygonum bellardii
Flowering Plants Descurainia sophia
Flowering Plants Puccinellia gigantea
Flowering Plants Atriplex tatarica
Flowering Plants Lactuca tatarica
Flowering Plants Bassia hyssopifolia
Flowering Plants Lepidium latifolium

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
Tamarix ramosissima Flowering Plants
Aeluropus pungens Flowering Plants
Polygonum arenarium Flowering Plants
Suaeda altissima Flowering Plants
Tamarix gracilis Flowering Plants
Atriplex aucheri Flowering Plants
Limonium meyeri Flowering Plants
Atriplex micrantha Flowering Plants
Tamarix laxa Flowering Plants
Bolboschoenus glaucus Flowering Plants
Eremopyrum triticeum Flowering Plants
Polygonum bellardii Flowering Plants
Descurainia sophia Flowering Plants
Puccinellia gigantea Flowering Plants
Atriplex tatarica Flowering Plants
Lactuca tatarica Flowering Plants
Bassia hyssopifolia Flowering Plants
Lepidium latifolium Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Tamarix ramosissima
Flowering Plants Polygonum arenarium
Flowering Plants Limonium meyeri
Flowering Plants Elytrigia repens
Flowering Plants Eremopyrum triticeum
Flowering Plants Descurainia sophia
Flowering Plants Cynodon dactylon
Flowering Plants Artemisia santonicum
Flowering Plants Aeluropus pungens
Flowering Plants Lactuca tatarica
Flowering Plants Atriplex tatarica
Flowering Plants Atriplex aucheri
Flowering Plants Suaeda altissima
Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Flowering Plants Cynanchum acutum
Flowering Plants Medicago sativa
Flowering Plants Atriplex micrantha
Flowering Plants Anisantha tectorum
Flowering Plants Tamarix laxa

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
Tamarix ramosissima Flowering Plants
Polygonum arenarium Flowering Plants
Limonium meyeri Flowering Plants
Elytrigia repens Flowering Plants
Eremopyrum triticeum Flowering Plants
Descurainia sophia Flowering Plants
Cynodon dactylon Flowering Plants
Artemisia santonicum Flowering Plants
Aeluropus pungens Flowering Plants
Lactuca tatarica Flowering Plants
Atriplex tatarica Flowering Plants
Atriplex aucheri Flowering Plants
Suaeda altissima Flowering Plants
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants
Cynanchum acutum Flowering Plants
Medicago sativa Flowering Plants
Atriplex micrantha Flowering Plants
Anisantha tectorum Flowering Plants
Tamarix laxa Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Tamarix ramosissima
Flowering Plants Tamarix gracilis

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
Tamarix ramosissima Flowering Plants
Tamarix gracilis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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

History

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