Atlantic Sagina maritima communities

Description (English)

Formations of annual pioneers occupying sands subject to variable salinity and humidity, on the coasts, in the dunal systems and in the saltmarshes. They are usually limited to small surfaces and best developed in the zone of contact between dune and saltmarsh. Characteristic species include Sagina maritima, Sagina nodosa, Cochlearia danica, Gentiana uliginosa, Centaurium littorale, Bupleurum tenuissimum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA2253
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

Flowering Plants Bupleurum tenuissimum
Flowering Plants Centaurium littorale
Flowering Plants Cochlearia danica
Flowering Plants Gentiana uliginosa
Flowering Plants Sagina maritima
Flowering Plants Sagina nodosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bupleurum tenuissimum Flowering Plants
Centaurium littorale Flowering Plants
Cochlearia danica Flowering Plants
Gentiana uliginosa Flowering Plants
Sagina maritima Flowering Plants
Sagina nodosa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A2.553 Atlantic Sagina maritima communities same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.553 Atlantic Sagina maritima communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.653 Atlantic Sagina maritima communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.653 Atlantic Sagina maritima communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.653 Atlantic Sagina maritima communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.613 Atlantic Sagina maritima communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B3.13 Atlantic sea-pearlwort communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.13 Atlantic sea-pearlwort communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.13 Atlantic sea-pearlwort communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.13   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.13   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.13   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.113   same
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