Central Pannonic Festuca wagneri sand steppes

Description (English)

Semiclosed sand steppes of the Hungarian Plains, developed on calcareous sands with a degree of cover reaching 70-80%, usually in contact with the more open swards of the Festucetum vaginatae, dominated by the endemic Festuca javorkae (Festuca wagneri p.), accompanied by a species assemblage constituted partly of elements of the open perennial grasslands, but mainly of the steppic grasslands, with Poa pratensis ssp. angustifolia, Centaurea arenaria, Eryngium campestre, Galium verum, Potentilla arenaria, Verbascum lychnitis, Silene otites var. pseudotites, Carex liparocarpos, Scabiosa ochroleuca.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1BA31

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex liparocarpos
Flowering Plants Centaurea arenaria
Flowering Plants Eryngium campestre
Flowering Plants Festuca javorkae
Flowering Plants Festuca wagneri
Flowering Plants Galium verum
Flowering Plants Poa pratensis
Flowering Plants Potentilla arenaria
Flowering Plants Scabiosa ochroleuca
Flowering Plants Verbascum lychnitis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex liparocarpos Flowering Plants
Centaurea arenaria Flowering Plants
Eryngium campestre Flowering Plants
Festuca javorkae Flowering Plants
Festuca wagneri Flowering Plants
Galium verum Flowering Plants
Poa pratensis Flowering Plants
Potentilla arenaria Flowering Plants
Scabiosa ochroleuca Flowering Plants
Verbascum lychnitis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.2F31 Central Pannonic Festuca wagneri 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 E1.2F31 Central Pannonic Festuca wagneri sand steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2F31 Central Pannonic Festuca wagneri sand steppes same
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