Pelvetia-Puccinellia maritima meadows

Description (English)

Species-poor salt meadows restricted to the shores of northern Norway and southwestern Iceland in the vicinity of the Reykjanes peninsula, codominated by Puccinellia maritima and the brown alga Pelvetia canaliculata, accompanied by Agrostis stolonifera.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA2246
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

Algae Pelvetia canaliculata
Flowering Plants Agrostis stolonifera
Flowering Plants Puccinellia maritima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pelvetia canaliculata Algae
Agrostis stolonifera Flowering Plants
Puccinellia maritima Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A2.5425 Pelvetia-saltmarsh grass meadows same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.5425 Pelvetia-saltmarsh grass meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.6425 Pelvetia-saltmarsh grass meadows same
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