Coastal brazilian restinga geocomplex. Sand system (beaches and dune complexes) to Precambrian shield transect: 1. Pioneer herbaceous sand beaches vegetation: Sesuvium portulacastrum-Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis community. Back beach-berm. 2. Coastal palm woodland: Ipomoea pes-caprae brasiliensis-Cocos nucifera communities. Semifixed recent micro-meso dunes with organo-detritic brown sands. 3. Aquatic vegetation: Cabomba aquatica-Eleocharis interstincta communities. Shallow coastal lagoons and interdune depressions with oligotrophic waters. 4. Evergreen seasonal coastal woodland and shrubland: Pilosocereus pentaedrophorus-Kielmeyera argentea communities with Allagoptera brevicalyx, A. arenaria, Jacquinia armillaris, Manilkara salzmannii, Melocactus violaceus, Schinus terebinthifolius, Clusia spp., Protium bahianum, Syagrus schizophylla, etc. Fixed pleistocene meso-macrodunes with white quartz sands. 5. Evergreen seasonally flooded atlantic forest with Bactris setosa. Precambric shield piedmont. 6. Evergreen Atlantic Forest: Astronium concinnum-Sloanea eichleri communities. Brazilian precambric shield, gneiss and quartz (ferralsols, acrisols). Mud sytem (estuary mouth): 7. Coastal reedbed: Spartina brasiliensis communities. Estuarine bars with sand-muddy substrates with sulfidic materials (thionic estagnic fluvisols). 8. Coastal flooded woodland (Mangrove): Laguncularia racemosa- Rhizophora mangle communities. Estuarine islands with grey to blackish organo-detrital muds (thionic stagnic fluvisols). Graphic geobotanical interpretation based on cited references, our own 1996 field data (Salvador do Bahia) and Google Earth images.

 
 
  Part of: Navarro G, Luebert F, Molina JA (2023) ´╗┐South American terrestrial biomes as geocomplexes: a geobotanical landscape approach. Vegetation Classification and Survey 4: 75-114. https://doi.org/10.3897/VCS.96710