Pannonic closed sand steppes

Description (English)

Relatively closed, primary or secondary, fescue or feathergrass swards of basophilous, humus- and nutrient-rich, sandy or mixed sand-loessy soils of the Pannonic basin of Hungary, eastern Austria, southern Slovakia and Transylvania, of relatively rare and sporadic occurrence, dominated by Festuca rupicola, Stipa joannis, Stipa pulcherrima, Carex humilis, Stipa capillata, Koeleria macrantha, Dichanthium ischaemum, or, in some facies, Chrysopogon gryllus, with Carex liparocarpos, Festuca vaginata, Festuca wagneri s.l., Agropyron cristatum ssp. pectinatum, Achillea ochroleuca, Astragalus aster, Astragalus onobrychis, Astragalus exscapus, Astragalus austriacus, Oxytropis pilosa, Potentilla cinerea, Potentilla arenaria, Linum austriacum, Salvia nemorosa, Alyssum tortuosum, Alyssum montanum ssp. gmelinii, Silene parviflora, Silene viscosa, Dianthus giganteiformis ssp. pontederae, Asperula cynanchica, Galium glaucum, Galium verum, Pulsatilla grandis, Pulsatilla nigricans, Lotus corniculatus, Onosma arenaria ssp. pseudoarenaria, Euphorbia cyparissias, Euphorbia nicaeensis ssp. glareosa (Euphorbia glareosa, Euphorbia pannonica), Artemisia alba, Artemisia campestris, Artemisia laciniata, Artemisia pancicii, Thymus glabrescens, Daphne cneorum, Cytisus ratisbonensis, Muscari botryoides, Muscari comosum, Iris variegata, Iris humilis ssp. arenaria, Colchicum arenarium, Ophrys sphegodes, Anacamptis pyramidalis, Botrychium lunaria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1BA4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Chrysopogon gryllus
Flowering Plants Dichanthium ischaemum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia nicaeensis
Flowering Plants Festuca rupicola
Flowering Plants Koeleria macrantha
Flowering Plants Stipa capillata
Flowering Plants Stipa joannis
Flowering Plants Stipa pulcherrima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Chrysopogon gryllus Flowering Plants
Dichanthium ischaemum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia nicaeensis Flowering Plants
Festuca rupicola Flowering Plants
Koeleria macrantha Flowering Plants
Stipa capillata Flowering Plants
Stipa joannis Flowering Plants
Stipa pulcherrima Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.2F4 Pannonic closed 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 E1.2F4 Pannonic closed sand steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2F4 Pannonic closed sand steppes same
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