EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA2 - Littoral biogenic habitat > MA22 - Atlantic littoral biogenic habitat > MA221 - Atlantic saltmarsh driftlines > MA2213 - Elymus pycnanthus with Suaeda vera or Inula crithmoides saltmarsh driftlines

Elymus pycnanthus with Suaeda vera or Inula crithmoides saltmarsh driftlines

Description (English)

Saltmarshes are angiosperm-dominated stands of vegetation, occurring on the extreme upper shore of sheltered coasts and periodically covered by high tides. The vegetation develops on a variety of sandy and muddy sediment types and may have admixtures of coarser material. The character of the saltmarsh communities is affected by height up the shore, resulting in a zonation pattern related to the degree or frequency of immersion in seawater.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA2213
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A2.514 Elymus pycnanthus with Suaeda vera or Inula crithmoides saltmarsh driftlines same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) LMU.Sm.NVC.SM24 Elymus pycnanthus with Suaeda vera or Inula crithmoides source
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.514 Elymus pycnanthus with Suaeda vera or Inula crithmoides saltmarsh driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.614 Elymus pycnanthus with Suaeda vera or Inula crithmoides saltmarsh driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.614 Elymus pycnanthus with Suaeda vera or Inula crithmoides saltmarsh driftlines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.614 Elymus pycnanthus with Suaeda vera or Inula crithmoides saltmarsh driftlines same
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