Helleno-Balkanic Satureja montana steppes

English name: Helleno-Balkanic savory steppes

Description (English)

Perennial, steppe-like low open grasslands on shallow stony soils of the sub-Mediterranean and sub-Pannonic Quercion frainetto and Fagion moesiacum zones of the Balkan peninsula, from Greece to Serbia and western Bulgaria. Typical species (among others): Festuca valesiaca, Festuca rupicola, Koeleria gracilis, Stipa spp., Bromus erectus, Poa bulbosa, Melica ciliata, Carex humilis, Carex caryophyllea, Satureja montana, Galium purpureum, Teucrium montanum, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Artemisia alba, Galium album, Euphorbia cyparissias, Teucrium chamaedrys.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.21
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Artemisia alba
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Carex caryophyllea
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Euphorbia cyparissias
Flowering Plants Festuca rupicola
Flowering Plants Festuca valesiaca
Flowering Plants Galium album
Flowering Plants Galium purpureum
Flowering Plants Koeleria gracilis
Flowering Plants Melica ciliata
Flowering Plants Poa bulbosa
Flowering Plants Satureja montana
Flowering Plants Teucrium chamaedrys
Flowering Plants Teucrium montanum
Flowering Plants Vincetoxicum hirundinaria
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Artemisia alba Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Carex caryophyllea Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Euphorbia cyparissias Flowering Plants
Festuca rupicola Flowering Plants
Festuca valesiaca Flowering Plants
Galium album Flowering Plants
Galium purpureum Flowering Plants
Koeleria gracilis Flowering Plants
Melica ciliata Flowering Plants
Poa bulbosa Flowering Plants
Satureja montana Flowering Plants
Teucrium chamaedrys Flowering Plants
Teucrium montanum Flowering Plants
Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.311 Helleno-Balkanic savory 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 E1.21 Helleno-Balkanic Satureja montana steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.21 Helleno-Balkanic Satureja montana steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.21 Helleno-Balkanic Satureja montana steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.21 Helleno-Balkanic Satureja montana steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.21 Helleno-Balkanic Satureja montana steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.311 Helleno-Balkanic savory steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.311 Helleno-Balkanic savory steppes same
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