Sarmatic steppes

Description (English)

Steppes of the southern edge and valleys of the Podolian, Central Russian and Volga plateaux, forming a wooded steppe belt north of the Pontic plains, extending west to the upper Prut basin of Romanian Moldavia and east to the Volga-Kama trough, composed of Stipa lessingiana, Stipa joannis, Stipa pulcherrima, Stipa ucrainica, Koeleria macrantha, Agropyron cristatum, Festuca valesiaca, Astragalus onobrychis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1B82

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.2D2 Sarmatic steppes same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2D2 Sarmatic steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2D2 Sarmatic steppes same
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