EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > B - Coastal habitats > B2 - Coastal shingle > B2.1 - Shingle beach driftlines > B2.12 - Atlantic and Baltic shingle beach drift lines

Atlantic and Baltic shingle beach drift lines

English name: Atlantic and Baltic shingle beach drift lines

Description (English)

Formations, predominantly of annuals, occupying accumulations of drift material and gravels rich in nitrogenous organic matter on nemoral and boreonemoral beaches of the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic; characteristic are Cakile maritima ssp. maritima, Cakile maritima ssp. baltica, Salsola kali, Atriplex spp. (particularly Atriplex glabriuscula), Polygonum spp., Euphorbia peplis, Mertensia maritima, Glaucium flavum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B2.12
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 Euphorbia peplis
Flowering Plants Glaucium flavum
Flowering Plants Mertensia maritima
Flowering Plants Salsola kali
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Atriplex glabriuscula Flowering Plants
Euphorbia peplis Flowering Plants
Glaucium flavum Flowering Plants
Mertensia maritima Flowering Plants
Salsola kali Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 17.22 Atlantic shingle beach drift lines 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 B2.12 Atlantic and Baltic shingle beach drift lines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B2.12 Atlantic and Baltic shingle beach drift lines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B2.12 Atlantic and Baltic shingle beach drift lines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B2.12 Euro-Siberian shingle beach drift lines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B2.12 Euro-Siberian shingle beach drift lines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B6.12 Euro-Siberian shingle beach drift lines same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 17.22 Euro-Siberian shingle beach drift lines same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 17.22 Euro-Siberian shingle beach drift lines same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 17.22   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 17.22   same
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