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Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities

English name: Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities

Description (English)

Beach and upper beach formations, mostly of annuals of the low Arctic and high Arctic oceanic zones of the Palaearctic Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, occupying accumulations of drift material and gravels rich in nitrogenous organic matter; characteristic are Cakile edentula, Polygonum norvegicum (Polygonum oxyspermum ssp. raii), Atriplex longipes s.l., Atriplex glabriuscula, Mertensia maritima.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B2.11
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (B2.1)
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 Atriplex glabriuscula
Flowering Plants Atriplex longipes
Flowering Plants Cakile edentula
Flowering Plants Mertensia maritima
Flowering Plants Polygonum norvegicum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Atriplex glabriuscula Flowering Plants
Atriplex longipes Flowering Plants
Cakile edentula Flowering Plants
Mertensia maritima Flowering Plants
Polygonum norvegicum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 17.21 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.4 Orache-Knotgrass type n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B2.11 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B2.11 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B2.11 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B2.11 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B2.11 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B6.11 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 17.21 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 17.21 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 17.21   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 17.21   same
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