EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > B - Coastal habitats > B2 - Coastal shingle > B2.3 - Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation > B2.34 - Gravelly beach and shingle pioneer communities

Gravelly beach and shingle pioneer communities

English name: Gravelly beach and shingle pioneer communities

Description (English)

Gravelly beaches can host pioneer communities of the class Ammophiletea consisting mainly of geophytes and hemicryptophytes, e.g. the association Agropyro juncei-Sporoboletum pungentis and the alliance Medicagini marinae-Triplachnion nitensis. They may sporadically be inundated by sea water during storms.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B2.34
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (B2.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


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