Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows

Description (English)

Drier, dense formations of sandy soils at the foot of dunes, or between dunes and lagoons of the Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Africa, and of the endoreic (closed drainage) interior basins of Mediterranean Iberia, with Plantago crassifolia, Schoenus nigricans, Juncus littoralis, Spartina versicolor (Spartina patens, Spartina juncea), Elytrigia elongata, Limbarda crithmoides, all of which may dominate and form physiognomically distinct, sometimes almost monospecific, facies.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA2521
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 Elytrigia elongata
Flowering Plants Juncus littoralis
Flowering Plants Plantago crassifolia
Flowering Plants Schoenus nigricans
Flowering Plants Spartina juncea
Flowering Plants Spartina patens
Flowering Plants Spartina versicolor
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Elytrigia elongata Flowering Plants
Juncus littoralis Flowering Plants
Plantago crassifolia Flowering Plants
Schoenus nigricans Flowering Plants
Spartina juncea Flowering Plants
Spartina patens Flowering Plants
Spartina versicolor Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A2.532 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.532 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.632 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.632 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.632 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.632 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B3.43 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.53 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.53 Mediterranean halo-psammophile meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.53   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.53   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.53   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.153   same
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