EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA2 - Littoral biogenic habitat > MA25 - Mediterranean littoral biogenic habitat > MA251 - Mediterranean upper saltmarshes > MA2511 - Mediterranean Juncus maritimus and Juncus acutus saltmarshes

Mediterranean Juncus maritimus and Juncus acutus saltmarshes

Description (English)

Beds of tall Juncus maritimus, Juncus rigidus (Juncus maritimus var. arabicus, Juncus arabicus) or Juncus acutus of saline grounds of Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic coastlands and of endoreic (closed drainage) interior basins of mediterranean Iberia and Mediterranean North Africa, forming, in particular, in periodically inundated depressions, where they may associate with Carex extensa, Iris spuria, Gladiolus communis, Aster tripolium, Sonchus maritimus, Sonchus crassifolius or other elements of units MA2.512 and D6.23, and in sandy dunal depressions, where they may alternate with stands of Schoenus nigricans or other formations of unit MA2.521.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA2511
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 Aster tripolium
Flowering Plants Carex extensa
Flowering Plants Gladiolus communis
Flowering Plants Iris spuria
Flowering Plants Juncus acutus
Flowering Plants Juncus arabicus
Flowering Plants Juncus maritimus
Flowering Plants Juncus rigidus
Flowering Plants Schoenus nigricans
Flowering Plants Sonchus crassifolius
Flowering Plants Sonchus maritimus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aster tripolium Flowering Plants
Carex extensa Flowering Plants
Gladiolus communis Flowering Plants
Iris spuria Flowering Plants
Juncus acutus Flowering Plants
Juncus arabicus Flowering Plants
Juncus maritimus Flowering Plants
Juncus rigidus Flowering Plants
Schoenus nigricans Flowering Plants
Sonchus crassifolius Flowering Plants
Sonchus maritimus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A2.522 Mediterranean Juncus maritimus and Juncus acutus saltmarshes same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.522 Mediterranean Juncus maritimus and Juncus acutus saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.622 Mediterranean Juncus maritimus and Juncus acutus saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.622 Mediterranean Juncus maritimus and Juncus acutus saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.622 Mediterranean Juncus maritimus and Juncus acutus saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.642 Mediterranean Juncus maritimus and Juncus acutus saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B3.41 Mediterranean tall rush saltmarshes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.51 Mediterranean tall rush saltmarshes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.51 Mediterranean tall rush saltmarshes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.51   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.51   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.51   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.151   same
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