Arid subcontinental steppic grassland (Festucion valesiacae)

English name: Arid subcontinental steppic grassland

Description (English)

Open or closed arid, floristically rich steppe-like grasslands of sub-continental areas of Central Europe, typically with Stipa spp., Festuca valesiaca, Festuca rupicola and Festuca trachyphylla. Vegetation of alliances such as Festucion valesiacae and Seslerio-Festucion glaucae with other species like Festuca pallens, Poa badensis, Carex humilis, Sesleria varia, Teucrium montanum, Ononis pusilla, Helianthemum canum, Iris aphylla, Onosma tornensis, Draba lasiocarpa, Scorzonera austriaca and Fumana procumbens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.22
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 Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Draba lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Festuca pallens
Flowering Plants Festuca rupicola
Flowering Plants Festuca trachyphylla
Flowering Plants Festuca valesiaca
Flowering Plants Fumana procumbens
Flowering Plants Helianthemum canum
Flowering Plants Iris aphylla
Flowering Plants Ononis pusilla
Flowering Plants Onosma tornensis
Flowering Plants Poa badensis
Flowering Plants Scorzonera austriaca
Flowering Plants Sesleria varia
Flowering Plants Teucrium montanum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Draba lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Festuca pallens Flowering Plants
Festuca rupicola Flowering Plants
Festuca trachyphylla Flowering Plants
Festuca valesiaca Flowering Plants
Fumana procumbens Flowering Plants
Helianthemum canum Flowering Plants
Iris aphylla Flowering Plants
Ononis pusilla Flowering Plants
Onosma tornensis Flowering Plants
Poa badensis Flowering Plants
Scorzonera austriaca Flowering Plants
Sesleria varia Flowering Plants
Teucrium montanum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.3121 Central European steppes narrower
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
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3420000 Xerotermné travinnobylinné biotopy na vápencoch a dolomitoch n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.22 Arid subcontinental steppic grassland (Festucion valesiacae) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.22 Arid subcontinental steppic grassland (Festucion valesiacae) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.22 Arid subcontinental steppic grassland (Festucion valesiacae) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.22 Arid subcontinental steppic grassland (Festucion valesiacae) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.22 Arid subcontinental steppic grasslands (Festucion valesiacae) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.3161 Moesio-Carpathian steppes narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.3121 Central European steppes narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.3151 Sub-Pannonic steppes narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.3121 Central European steppes narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.3151 Sub-Pannonic steppes narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.3161 Moesio-Carpathian steppes narrower
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