EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > V - Vegetated man-made habitats > V1 - Arable land and market gardens > V14 - Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields

Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields

Description (English)

Inundated or inundatable fields used for the cultivation of rice (Oryza sativa) and more rarely for other crops. When not too heavily treated, they may provide substitution habitats for some wetland faunal elements, in particular, birds, including ducks, rails and herons.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code V14

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Oryza sativa
Flowering Plants Schoenoplectus mucronatus
Flowering Plants Typha angustifolia
Flowering Plants Echinochloa oryzoides
Flowering Plants Schoenoplectus supinus
Flowering Plants Echinochloa crus-galli
Flowering Plants Elatine hungarica
Flowering Plants Alisma lanceolatum
Flowering Plants Cyperus difformis
Flowering Plants Elatine alsinastrum
Flowering Plants Najas minor
Flowering Plants Lindernia dubia
Flowering Plants Lindernia procumbens
Flowering Plants Alisma plantago-aquatica
Flowering Plants Elatine triandra
Algae Cladophora fracta
Flowering Plants Alisma gramineum
Flowering Plants Typha latifolia
Flowering Plants Lemna minor

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
Oryza sativa Flowering Plants
Schoenoplectus mucronatus Flowering Plants
Typha angustifolia Flowering Plants
Echinochloa oryzoides Flowering Plants
Schoenoplectus supinus Flowering Plants
Echinochloa crus-galli Flowering Plants
Elatine hungarica Flowering Plants
Alisma lanceolatum Flowering Plants
Cyperus difformis Flowering Plants
Elatine alsinastrum Flowering Plants
Najas minor Flowering Plants
Lindernia dubia Flowering Plants
Lindernia procumbens Flowering Plants
Alisma plantago-aquatica Flowering Plants
Elatine triandra Flowering Plants
Cladophora fracta Algae
Alisma gramineum Flowering Plants
Typha latifolia Flowering Plants
Lemna minor Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Oryza sativa
Flowering Plants Echinochloa crus-galli
Flowering Plants Typha angustifolia
Flowering Plants Schoenoplectus mucronatus
Flowering Plants Alisma plantago-aquatica
Flowering Plants Lemna minor
Flowering Plants Schoenoplectus supinus
Flowering Plants Bolboschoenus maritimus
Flowering Plants Echinochloa oryzoides
Flowering Plants Alisma lanceolatum
Flowering Plants Typha latifolia
Flowering Plants Najas minor
Flowering Plants Eleocharis palustris
Flowering Plants Elatine hungarica
Flowering Plants Eleocharis acicularis
Flowering Plants Elatine alsinastrum
Flowering Plants Utricularia vulgaris
Flowering Plants Lindernia procumbens
Flowering Plants Lindernia dubia

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
Oryza sativa Flowering Plants
Echinochloa crus-galli Flowering Plants
Typha angustifolia Flowering Plants
Schoenoplectus mucronatus Flowering Plants
Alisma plantago-aquatica Flowering Plants
Lemna minor Flowering Plants
Schoenoplectus supinus Flowering Plants
Bolboschoenus maritimus Flowering Plants
Echinochloa oryzoides Flowering Plants
Alisma lanceolatum Flowering Plants
Typha latifolia Flowering Plants
Najas minor Flowering Plants
Eleocharis palustris Flowering Plants
Elatine hungarica Flowering Plants
Eleocharis acicularis Flowering Plants
Elatine alsinastrum Flowering Plants
Utricularia vulgaris Flowering Plants
Lindernia procumbens Flowering Plants
Lindernia dubia Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Oryza sativa
Flowering Plants Najas minor
Ferns Marsilea quadrifolia
Flowering Plants Lindernia dubia
Flowering Plants Lemna minor
Flowering Plants Echinochloa oryzoides
Flowering Plants Echinochloa crus-galli

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
Oryza sativa Flowering Plants
Najas minor Flowering Plants
Marsilea quadrifolia Ferns
Lindernia dubia Flowering Plants
Lemna minor Flowering Plants
Echinochloa oryzoides Flowering Plants
Echinochloa crus-galli Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) I1.4 Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 I1.4 Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 I1.4 Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 I1.4 Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 I1.4 Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 I1.4 Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 I1.4 Inundated or inundatable croplands, including rice fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 82.41 Rice fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 82.41 Rice fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 82.41   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 82.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 82.41   same
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