Central Balkan salt steppes and saltmarshes

Description (English)

The flora and vegetation of Central Balkan salt steppes and marshes are intermediate in character, influenced both by Pannonian and Mediterranean salt habitats. The vegetation represents a complex mosaic of diverse herb communities. The most frequently dominant species are Puccinellia convoluta or Puccinellia distans, growing in depressions of saltmarshes, where ephemeral vegetation of annuals Plantago coronopus, Myosurus minimus, Camphorosma monspeliaca etc. is also typical. On higher parts of the saltmarsh micro-relief Trifolium subterraneum, Trifolium nigrescens, Ranunculus marginatus, Ranunculus pedatus, Scilla autumnalis, Allium guttatum are typical.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R624

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Allium guttatum
Flowering Plants Camphorosma monspeliaca
Flowering Plants Myosurus minimus
Flowering Plants Plantago coronopus
Flowering Plants Puccinellia convoluta
Flowering Plants Ranunculus marginatus
Flowering Plants Ranunculus pedatus
Flowering Plants Scilla autumnalis
Flowering Plants Trifolium nigrescens
Flowering Plants Trifolium subterraneum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Allium guttatum Flowering Plants
Camphorosma monspeliaca Flowering Plants
Myosurus minimus Flowering Plants
Plantago coronopus Flowering Plants
Puccinellia convoluta Flowering Plants
Ranunculus marginatus Flowering Plants
Ranunculus pedatus Flowering Plants
Scilla autumnalis Flowering Plants
Trifolium nigrescens Flowering Plants
Trifolium subterraneum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E6.24 Central Balkan salt steppes and saltmarshes same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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