Pannonic open sand steppes

Description (English)

More or less open grasslands constituting the second stage of succession in the colonisation of Pannonic sands, in particular of Pannonic dunes (unit R1Q7), best characterized in Hungary and the Vojvodina, with representatives in southern Slovakia, northeastern Austria and western Romania, dominated by the perennial grasses Festuca vaginata, Stipa capillata, Stipa borysthenica, Cleistogenes serotina, Koeleria glauca, Koeleria cristata, Carex liparocarpos, accompanied by Euphorbia seguierana, Alkanna tinctoria, Alyssum montanum ssp. gmelinii, Dianthus serotinus, Dianthus diutinus, Gypsophila paniculata, Scabiosa ochroleuca, Astragalus austriacus, Astragalus onobrychis, Erysimum diffusum, Fumana procumbens, Minuartia glomerata, Minuartia verna.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1BA2

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alkanna tinctoria
Flowering Plants Alyssum montanum
Flowering Plants Carex liparocarpos
Flowering Plants Cleistogenes serotina
Flowering Plants Euphorbia seguierana
Flowering Plants Festuca vaginata
Flowering Plants Koeleria cristata
Flowering Plants Koeleria glauca
Flowering Plants Stipa borysthenica
Flowering Plants Stipa capillata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alkanna tinctoria Flowering Plants
Alyssum montanum Flowering Plants
Carex liparocarpos Flowering Plants
Cleistogenes serotina Flowering Plants
Euphorbia seguierana Flowering Plants
Festuca vaginata Flowering Plants
Koeleria cristata Flowering Plants
Koeleria glauca Flowering Plants
Stipa borysthenica Flowering Plants
Stipa capillata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.2F2 Pannonic open sand steppes same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2F2 Pannonic open sand steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2F2 Pannonic open sand steppes same
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