Floating vegetation of saline and brackish waters

English name: Floating vegetation of saline and brackish waters

Description (English)

Rooted or non-rooted floating vegetation of saline waters dominated by aquatic vascular plants (macrophytes) whose leaves float on the water surface. The most important of these are represented by the species of genus Lemna, Wolffia, Callitriche and Ranunculus sect. Batrachium.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C1.53
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (C1.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 5.1.2. Water bodies n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


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