Association with Lamprothamnium papulosum

Description (English)

This association is characterised by the foxtail stonewort (charophyte) Lamprothamnium papulosum. Lamprothamnium papulosum is a rare, brackish water stonewort growing to a height of up to 40 cm with regular whorls of slender cylindrical branches each with several spine-like bracts which give the plant a furry appearance. The foxtail stonewort has a sporadic distribution around the coast of Europe from Norway to the Iberian Peninsula. In the Mediterranean it extends eastwards to Tunisia and Sicily with isolated records from Cyprus and the Black Sea.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB1525
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

Algae Lamprothamnium papulosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Lamprothamnium papulosum Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.52F Association with Lamprothamnium papulosum same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.52F Association with Lamprothamnium papulosum same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.41B Association with Lamprothamnium papulosum same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.41B Association with Lamprothamnium papulosum same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.41B Association with Lamprothamnium papulosum same
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