Atlantic sea-heath communities

English name: Atlantic sea-heath communities

Description (English)

Atlantic upper saltmarsh communities of the English Channel and the Franco-Iberian coasts of the Atlantic, with an isolated station on Anglesey, dominated by, or rich in, Frankenia laevis, associated with Limonium spp., in particular with Limonium lychnidifolium in France, or Limonium vulgare in southern England, characteristic of the sandy transition zone between saltmarshes and dunes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.531D
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A2.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Frankenia laevis
Flowering Plants Limonium vulgare
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Frankenia laevis Flowering Plants
Limonium vulgare Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.33D Atlantic sea-heath communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.531D Atlantic sea-heath communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.631D Atlantic sea-heath communities same
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