Continental inland salt steppes

English name: Continental inland salt steppes

Description (English)

Salt steppes and their associated salt-tolerant herbaceous communities outside the Mediterranean zone. In Europe they are found in the substeppe and steppe zones eastwards from the Hungarian Plain.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E6.2
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Peucedano officinalis-Asterion sedifolii Borhidi 1996 Pannonian tall-forb vegetation on calcareous sub-saline loess soils Schaminee et al, 2012
Artemisio pauciflorae-Camphorosmion monspeliacae Karpov 2001 Saline desertic perennial vegetation of Northern Caspian region Artemision pauciflorae Grebenyuk et al. 2000; Artemision pauciflorae Grebenyuk, Golub et Yuritsyna in Golub et al. 2005; Artemision pauciflorae Grebenyuk, Golub et Yuritsyna in Golub et al. 2006; Camphorosmo monspeliacae-Artemision pauciflorae Karpov 2001 nom. invers. propos.; Poo bulbosae-Artemision pauciflorae Karpov et al. 2003 Schaminee et al, 2012
Kalidion caspici Golub, Rukhlenko et Sokolof 2001 Caspian desertic perennial chenopod scrub on hypersaline dry soils Kalidion Mirkin in Kashapov et al. 1988 Schaminee et al, 2012
Limonion sareptani Golub 1994 Saline vegetation of limans in semi-desert zone along lower Volga valley Schaminee et al, 2012
Puccinellion giganteae Dubyna et Neuhäuslová 2000 Solonchak communities of coastal bars and islands along south Ukrainian Black Sea shores Puccinellion giganteae Golub et Solomakha 1988; Salicornio-Puccinellion Mirkin in Golub et Solomakha 1988 Schaminee et al, 2012
Lepidion latifolii Golub et Mirkin 1986 Pioneer ephemeral dwarf-grass vegetation of periodically flooded saline habitats in continental Eastern Europe Polygono salsuginei-Crypsion aculeatae Korzhenevsky et Klyukin 1990 Schaminee et al, 2012
Puccinellion limosae Soó 1933 Pannoninan hypersaline open grasslands on solonetz soils Eco-Puccinellion Chapman 1959 p.p.; Puccinellion limosae Klika et Vlach 1937; Puccinellion salinariae Wendelberger 1943; Tripolio-Puccinellion distantis Golub et Solomakha 1988; Puccinellion peisonis Wendelberger 1943 corr. Soó 1957; Puccinellion distantis Knapp 1948 Schaminee et al, 2012
Festucion pseudovinae Soó 1933 Pontic-Pannonian steppic saline pastures on solonetz Artemision maritimi Chapman 1959 p.p.; Coeno-Artemision Chapman 1959; Inulo-Festucion pseudovinae Vicherek 1973; Puccinellio-Staticion gmelinii Topa 1939; Statici-Artemision Topa 1939; Staticion gmelinii Chapman 1959; Festucion pseudovinae Borza et Boscaiu 1965 Schaminee et al, 2012
Limonion tomentelli Agafonov et Golub in Golub 1994 Saline vegetation of shallow saline depressions of forest-steppe and steppe zones in Don River Basin Limonio tomentelli-Artemision santonicae Agafonov et Golub in Golub 1995; Limonion tomentelli Agafonov et Golub 1990 Schaminee et al, 2012
Artemision maritimae Micevski 1970 Macedonian saline steppic vegetation on heavy clayey badland soils Artemision santonici Micevski 1970 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Festuco valesiacae-Limonion gmelinii Mirkin in Golub et Solomakha 1988 Solonetz steppes of forest-steppe and steppe zones of Volga and Ural River Basins Limonion gmelinii Golub 1994 Schaminee et al, 2012
Camphorosmo-Agropyrion desertori Korzhenevsky et Klyukin 1991 Saline grassland vegetation on clay substrates of disfunctional mud volcanos of Crimea Schaminee et al, 2012
Alhagion pseudalhagi Golub et Czorbadze in Golub 1994 Saline herbaceous vegetation on slopes and terraces of il'mens of lower Volga River region Alhagion pseudalhagi Golub et Czorbadze 1988 Schaminee et al, 2012
Diantho guttati-Million vernalis Umanets et Solomakha 1998 Subsaline dry steppes of lower Dnepr River region Halimiono-Aperion maritimae Umanets et Solomakha 1998; Kochio-Artemisietum austriacae Umanets et Solomakha 1998 Schaminee et al, 2012
Plantagini salsae-Artemision santonici Lysenko et Mucina in Lysenko et al. 2011 Saline vegetation of depressions and upper alluvial habitats on solonetz-like soils of steppe and forest-steppe zones of Ukraine and Russia Puccinellion tenuissimae Golub et al. 2001; Artemision santonici Shelyag-Sosonko et Solomakha 1987 Schaminee et al, 2012
Artemisio santonicae-Puccinellion fominii Shelyag-Sosonko et al. 1989 Hypersaline grassland vegetation on solonchak soils of dried saline lakes steppe zone of Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Russia Artemisio santonici-Puccinellion festuciformis Golub et Karpov in Golub et al. 2005; Halostachyion Topa in Chapman 1959; Puccinellion fominii Shelyag-Sosonko et Solomakha 1987; Puccinellion fominii Shelyag-Sosonko et Solomakha ex Golub 1994; Puccinellion fominii Solomakha et Sipailova 1987; Halimionio-Petrosimonion triandrae Coldea 2000; Petrosimonion crassifoliae Chapman 1959; Puccinellio limosae-Halimionion verruciferae Coldea et Sarbu in Coldea 2012 Schaminee et al, 2012
Cypero-Spergularion salinae Slavnic 1948 Pioneer ephemeral dwarf-grass vegetation of periodically flooded saline habitats in subcontinental Central and Eastern Europe Crypsion aculeatae Pignatti 1953 Schaminee et al, 2012
Climacoptero crassae-Suaedion acuminatae Golub et Corbadze 1989 corr. Lysenko ex Mucina in Mucina et al. 2013 Caspian desertic perennial chenopod scrub in wet depressions and alluvia Climacoptero crassae-Suaedion salsae Golub et Corbadze 1989; Climacoptero crassae-Suaedion salsae Golub et Czorbadze 1988 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.A Continental salt steppes and saltmarshes same
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 E6.2 Continental inland salt steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E6.2 Continental inland saline grass and herb-dominated habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E6.2 Continental inland saline grass and herb-dominated habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E6.2 Continental inland saline grass and herb-dominated habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E6.2 Continental inland saline grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.3 Inland salt steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.A Continental salt steppes and saltmarshes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.A Continental salt steppes and saltmarshes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.A   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.A   same
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