Western Tethyan white dunes

English name: Western Tethyan white dunes

Description (English)

White dunes of the Mediterranean coasts and of the subtropical Atlantic coasts of Iberia and mediterranean North Africa, south to Safi at 32° N, dominated, when vegetated, by the marram grass Ammophila arenaria ssp. arundinacea (Ammophila australis), accompanied by, among others, Otanthus maritimus, Echinophora spinosa, Eryngium maritimum, Euphorbia paralias, Cutandia maritima, Medicago marina, Anthemis maritima.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.322
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (B1.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Ammophila australis
Flowering Plants Anthemis maritima
Flowering Plants Cutandia maritima
Flowering Plants Echinophora spinosa
Flowering Plants Eryngium maritimum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia paralias
Flowering Plants Medicago marina
Flowering Plants Otanthus maritimus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ammophila australis Flowering Plants
Anthemis maritima Flowering Plants
Cutandia maritima Flowering Plants
Echinophora spinosa Flowering Plants
Eryngium maritimum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia paralias Flowering Plants
Medicago marina Flowering Plants
Otanthus maritimus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.2122 Western Tethyan white dunes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.322 Western Tethyan white dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.322 Western Tethyan white dunes same
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