Mediterranean inland halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities

English name: Mediterranean inland halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities

Description (English)

Formations of halo-nitrophilous annuals (Frankenia pulverulenta, Suaeda splendens, Salsola soda, Cressa cretica, Parapholis incurva, Parapholis strigosa, Hordeum marinum, Sphenopus divaricatus, Polypogon maritimus, Spergularia spp., Vella annua) colonizing salt muds of Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic coastal regions, of Iberian and North African endoreic (closed drainage) basins, susceptible to temporary inundation and extreme drying. Vegetation e.g. of Frankenion pulverulentae. They are more species-rich or richer in non-Chenopodiaceae than the communities of unit A2.551; they are particularly developed in the Iberian peninsula, secondarily in the large Mediterranean islands, in coastal regions and endoreic basins of North Africa, in southern Italy and Mediterranean France; they occur as irradiations on thermo-Atlantic coasts, notably on the Atlantic coast of France. Somewhat similar communities occur in the steppe zones of Eurasia and their regions of influence, as well as in Saharo-Mediterranean steppes of North Africa; they are included in unit E6.23.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E6.13
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E6.1)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cressa cretica
Flowering Plants Frankenia pulverulenta
Flowering Plants Hordeum marinum
Flowering Plants Parapholis incurva
Flowering Plants Parapholis strigosa
Flowering Plants Polypogon maritimus
Flowering Plants Salsola soda
Flowering Plants Sphenopus divaricatus
Flowering Plants Suaeda splendens
Flowering Plants Vella annua
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cressa cretica Flowering Plants
Frankenia pulverulenta Flowering Plants
Hordeum marinum Flowering Plants
Parapholis incurva Flowering Plants
Parapholis strigosa Flowering Plants
Polypogon maritimus Flowering Plants
Salsola soda Flowering Plants
Sphenopus divaricatus Flowering Plants
Suaeda splendens Flowering Plants
Vella annua Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.12 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E6.13 Mediterranean inland halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E6.13 Mediterranean inland halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E6.13 Mediterranean inland halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E6.13 Mediterranean inland halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.12 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.12 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous pioneer communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.12   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.12   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.12   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.112   wider
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