Mediterranean Arthrocnemum macrostachyum thickets

Description (English)

Shrubby formations of Arthrocnemum macrostachyum. 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 MA2517
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 Arthrocnemum macrostachyum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arthrocnemum macrostachyum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A2.5263 Glaucous glasswort thickets same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


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