Glaucous glasswort thickets

English name: Glaucous glasswort thickets

Description (English)

Shrubby formations of Arthrocnemum glaucum. Along northern Mediterranean shores, they often occupy somewhat drier sites such as shell banks in saline lagoons; in the North African coastal marshes of Cyrenaica, Tripolitana, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, they constitute the only Arthrocnemum formations.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.5263
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 Arthrocnemum glaucum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arthrocnemum glaucum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.613 Glaucous glasswort thickets source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.5263 Glaucous glasswort thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.6263 Glaucous glasswort thickets same
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