Mediterranean Limonium salt steppes

English name: Mediterranean sea-lavender salt steppes

Description (English)

Mediterranean salt steppes dominated by rosette-forming species of Limonium and with the presence of Inula crithmoides, Elymus elongatus ssp. ponticus, Elymus flaccidifolius, Centaurium tenuiflorum, Polypogon maritimus, Polypogon monspeliensis, Psilurus incurvus, Centaurium pulchellum, Halimione portulacoides, Parapholis marginata, Plantago crassifolia and Puccinellia festuciformis ssp. convoluta. Aegean and eastern Mediterranean coastal saltmarsh formations of Camphorosma monspeliaca or Petrosimonia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E6.11
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E6.1)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Camphorosma monspeliaca
Flowering Plants Centaurium pulchellum
Flowering Plants Centaurium tenuiflorum
Flowering Plants Elymus flaccidifolius
Flowering Plants Halimione portulacoides
Flowering Plants Inula crithmoides
Flowering Plants Parapholis marginata
Flowering Plants Plantago crassifolia
Flowering Plants Polypogon maritimus
Flowering Plants Polypogon monspeliensis
Flowering Plants Psilurus incurvus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Camphorosma monspeliaca Flowering Plants
Centaurium pulchellum Flowering Plants
Centaurium tenuiflorum Flowering Plants
Elymus flaccidifolius Flowering Plants
Halimione portulacoides Flowering Plants
Inula crithmoides Flowering Plants
Parapholis marginata Flowering Plants
Plantago crassifolia Flowering Plants
Polypogon maritimus Flowering Plants
Polypogon monspeliensis Flowering Plants
Psilurus incurvus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.81 Mediterranean sea-lavender salt steppes source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E6.11 Mediterranean Limonium salt steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E6.11 Mediterranean Limonium salt steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E6.11 Mediterranean Limonium salt steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E6.11 Mediterranean Limonium salt steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E6.11 Mediterranean Limonium salt steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.21 Mediterranean sea-lavender salt steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.81 Mediterranean sea-lavender salt steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.81 Mediterranean sea-lavender salt steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.81   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.81   same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100