Helleno-Balkanic andropogonid grass steppes

Description (English)

Meso-, thermo- and sub-Mediterranean steppes of Greece and the southern Balkan peninsula, north to Albania and the North Macedonia, constituted by cespitose andropogonid grasses such as Dichanthium ischaemum, Hyparrhenia hirta, Andropogon distachyos, or Chrysopogon gryllus. They are continued in Bulgaria by the steppic grasslands of unit R1B24, and in the western Balkan peninsula by tall-grass steppic grasslands of units R1K1, R1K2 and R1K3, in particular, of unit R1K24. They are represented farther north in the southern Alpine region by grasslands of unit R1A37.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1E644

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Andropogon distachyos
Flowering Plants Dichanthium ischaemum
Flowering Plants Hyparrhenia hirta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andropogon distachyos Flowering Plants
Dichanthium ischaemum Flowering Plants
Hyparrhenia hirta Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.4344 Helleno-Balkanic andropogonid grass steppes same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.4344 Helleno-Balkanic andropogonid grass steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.4344 Helleno-Balkanic andropogonid grass steppes same
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