Western Tethyan sea-cliff communities

English name: Western Tethyan sea-cliff communities

Description (English)

Aerohaline communities of the cliffs and rocky shores of the Mediterranean, as well as of the southwestern Iberian and northwestern African Atlantic, with Crithmum maritimum, Plantago subulata, Silene sedoides, Sedum litoreum, Limonium spp., Armeria spp., Euphorbia spp., Daucus spp., Asteriscus maritimus. Mediterranean sea-cliffs harbour numerous endemics of of extremely local occurrence, in particular, of genus Limonium, which comprises at least 43 and probably closer to 120-150 Mediterranean cliff species species, many of them restricted to a few stations, and several threatened, such as, for instance, Limonium remotispiculum of southern Italy and Limonium strictissimum of Corsica and Caprera.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B3.331
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (B3.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Asteriscus maritimus
Flowering Plants Crithmum maritimum
Flowering Plants Limonium remotispiculum
Flowering Plants Limonium strictissimum
Flowering Plants Plantago subulata
Flowering Plants Sedum litoreum
Flowering Plants Silene sedoides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asteriscus maritimus Flowering Plants
Crithmum maritimum Flowering Plants
Limonium remotispiculum Flowering Plants
Limonium strictissimum Flowering Plants
Plantago subulata Flowering Plants
Sedum litoreum Flowering Plants
Silene sedoides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 18.221 Western Tethyan sea-cliff communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B3.331 Western Tethyan sea-cliff communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B3.331 Western Tethyan sea-cliff communities same
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