Pannonic sand pioneer swards

English name: Pannonic sand pioneer swards

Description (English)

Therophyte-dominated stages of the first succession phase in the colonisation of Pannonic sands, and in particular of Pannonic dunes (E1.99), characterized by a very thin, low cover of mostly ephemeral, early-blooming annuals of small stature, among which Bromus mollis, Bromus tectorum, Bromus squarrosus, Medicago minima, Cerastium brachypetalum, Erophila verna, Plantago indica, Saxifraga tridactylites, Poa annua, Poa bulbosa, Viola kitaibeliana, Lithospermum arvense, Corispermum nitidum, Polygonum arenarium, with a few species of longer seasonal visibility, such as Equisetum ramosissimum var. altissimum, Alyssum tortuosum, Sedum acre, Cynodon dactylon.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2F1
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 Alyssum tortuosum
Flowering Plants Bromus mollis
Flowering Plants Bromus squarrosus
Flowering Plants Bromus tectorum
Flowering Plants Cerastium brachypetalum
Flowering Plants Corispermum nitidum
Flowering Plants Cynodon dactylon
Flowering Plants Erophila verna
Flowering Plants Medicago minima
Flowering Plants Plantago indica
Flowering Plants Poa annua
Flowering Plants Poa bulbosa
Flowering Plants Polygonum arenarium
Flowering Plants Saxifraga tridactylites
Flowering Plants Sedum acre
Flowering Plants Viola kitaibeliana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alyssum tortuosum Flowering Plants
Bromus mollis Flowering Plants
Bromus squarrosus Flowering Plants
Bromus tectorum Flowering Plants
Cerastium brachypetalum Flowering Plants
Corispermum nitidum Flowering Plants
Cynodon dactylon Flowering Plants
Erophila verna Flowering Plants
Medicago minima Flowering Plants
Plantago indica Flowering Plants
Poa annua Flowering Plants
Poa bulbosa Flowering Plants
Polygonum arenarium Flowering Plants
Saxifraga tridactylites Flowering Plants
Sedum acre Flowering Plants
Viola kitaibeliana Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.A11 Pannonic sand pioneer swards source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2F1 Pannonic sand pioneer swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2F1 Pannonic sand pioneer swards same
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