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unvegetated land  


  • This system consists of intertidal areas with sparse vascular vegetation. It includes partially protected intertidal shores along rivers and other embayments; coastal shoreline strand/swales on coarse to fine mineral sediments; intertidal rocky shores on rocky or cobbly materials; and intertidal mudflats on broad to narrow, nearly flat extents of sand, mud, and silt. Vascular plant cover is sparse to generally no more than 25%

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  • [source of definition ]" , "[controlled by ] Leca Stefan 14.06.2013

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  • MAES Working Group


  • 0000-0003-0631-8231


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