Ponto-Sarmatic steppes

English name: Ponto-Sarmatic steppes

Description (English)

Steppes of the plain of the western Black Sea, west of the Dniester, of its associated basins, including those of the lower Danube, of Transylvania and of northern Thrace, of the southern edge and valleys of the Podolian, Central Russian and Volga plateaux, with Stipa capillata, Kochia prostrata, Koeleria lobata (Koeleria degenii), Stipa lessingiana, Festuca valesiaca, Dichanthium ischaemum (Bothriochloa ischaemum), Medicago minima, Brachypodium pinnatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2D
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 Bothriochloa ischaemum
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Dichanthium ischaemum
Flowering Plants Festuca valesiaca
Flowering Plants Kochia prostrata
Flowering Plants Koeleria degenii
Flowering Plants Koeleria lobata
Flowering Plants Medicago minima
Flowering Plants Stipa capillata
Flowering Plants Stipa lessingiana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bothriochloa ischaemum Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Dichanthium ischaemum Flowering Plants
Festuca valesiaca Flowering Plants
Kochia prostrata Flowering Plants
Koeleria degenii Flowering Plants
Koeleria lobata Flowering Plants
Medicago minima Flowering Plants
Stipa capillata Flowering Plants
Stipa lessingiana Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.92 Ponto-Sarmatic 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 E1.2D Ponto-Sarmatic steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2D Ponto-Sarmatic steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.2D Ponto-Sarmatic steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.2D Ponto-Sarmatic steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.2D Ponto-Sarmatic steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.172 Ponto-Sarmatic steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.92 Ponto-Sarmatic steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.92 Ponto-Sarmatic steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.92   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.92   same
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