Pannonic loess steppic grassland

English name: Pannonic loess steppic grassland

Description (English)

Grassland communities from the alliance Festucion valesiacae of the Pannonic region, rich on Stipa species (Stipa capillata, Stipa pulcherrima, Stipa joannis) and herbaceous dicotyledonous species including, among others, Salvia nemorosa, Salvia austriaca, Filipendula vulgaris, Astragalus austriacus, Astragalus exscapus, Phlomis tuberosa, Crambe tatarica, Galium verum, Ajuga genevensis, Dianthus pontederae, Thymus glabrescens, and grasses, Festuca rupicola, Koeleria macrantha, established on, notably, loess ridges formed by fluviatile erosion and accumulation. These rare communities are sensitive to grazing and trampling and have been extensively transformed into other grassland types.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2C
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Ajuga genevensis
Flowering Plants Astragalus austriacus
Flowering Plants Astragalus exscapus
Flowering Plants Crambe tatarica
Flowering Plants Dianthus pontederae
Flowering Plants Festuca rupicola
Flowering Plants Filipendula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Galium verum
Flowering Plants Koeleria macrantha
Flowering Plants Phlomis tuberosa
Flowering Plants Salvia austriaca
Flowering Plants Salvia nemorosa
Flowering Plants Stipa capillata
Flowering Plants Stipa joannis
Flowering Plants Stipa pulcherrima
Flowering Plants Thymus glabrescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ajuga genevensis Flowering Plants
Astragalus austriacus Flowering Plants
Astragalus exscapus Flowering Plants
Crambe tatarica Flowering Plants
Dianthus pontederae Flowering Plants
Festuca rupicola Flowering Plants
Filipendula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Galium verum Flowering Plants
Koeleria macrantha Flowering Plants
Phlomis tuberosa Flowering Plants
Salvia austriaca Flowering Plants
Salvia nemorosa Flowering Plants
Stipa capillata Flowering Plants
Stipa joannis Flowering Plants
Stipa pulcherrima Flowering Plants
Thymus glabrescens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.91 Pannonic loess steppic grasslands source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T3.3 ÚZKOLISTÉ SUCHÉ TRÁVNÍKY (Narrow-leaved dry grasslands) narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2C Pannonic loess steppic grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2C Pannonic loess steppic grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.2C Pannonic loess steppic grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.2C Pannonic loess steppic grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.2C Pannonic loess steppic grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.171 Pannonic loess steppic grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.91 Pannonic loess steppic grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.91 Pannonic loess steppic grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.91   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.91   same
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