Dune-slack Centaurium swards

English name: Dune-slack centaury swards

Description (English)

Pioneer formations of humid calcareous sands of Atlantic and sub-Atlantic Europe, recorded from the North Sea coasts of northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Germany and Denmark, and from the Baltic coast of Germany, with Samolus valerandi, Centaurium littorale, Centaurium erythraea, Centaurium pulchellum, Gentianella amarella, Blackstonia perfoliata, Juncus bufonius, characteristic of humid dune slacks and dune pool fringes, on soils with low salinity.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C3.512
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (C3.51)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Blackstonia perfoliata
Flowering Plants Centaurium erythraea
Flowering Plants Centaurium littorale
Flowering Plants Centaurium pulchellum
Flowering Plants Gentianella amarella
Flowering Plants Juncus bufonius
Flowering Plants Samolus valerandi
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Blackstonia perfoliata Flowering Plants
Centaurium erythraea Flowering Plants
Centaurium littorale Flowering Plants
Centaurium pulchellum Flowering Plants
Gentianella amarella Flowering Plants
Juncus bufonius Flowering Plants
Samolus valerandi Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 22.322 Dune-slack centaury swards source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C3.512 Dune-slack Centaurium swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C3.512 Dune-slack Centaurium swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C3.512 Dune-slack Centaurium swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C3.512 Dune-slack Centaurium swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 22.322 Dune-slack centaury swards same
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