Pannonic alkali steppe oak forests

Description (English)

Rare oak woods of the Danube basin lowlands developed in the transition zone between inundation areas and loess plateaux, on soils with a higher water table in spring. Acer tataricum, growing with great vitality, reaches the second tree layer. Characteristic understorey species are Carex michelii, Pulmonaria mollissima, Doronicum hungaricum accompanying Alopecurus pratensis, Melica altissima, Festuca rupicola, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Geranium robertianum, Polygonatum latifolium, Corydalis bulbosa (Corydalis cava), Ranunculus ficaria, Viscaria vulgaris; tall herbs (Peucedanum officinale, Galatella punctata) and other species (Artemisia pontica, Limonium gmelinii i.a.) penetrate the wood from the bordering grasslands on alkaline soil. Only a few stands of this community remain, in Hungary and Transsylvania.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1991222

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer tataricum
Flowering Plants Artemisia pontica
Flowering Plants Carex michelii
Flowering Plants Doronicum hungaricum
Flowering Plants Galatella punctata
Flowering Plants Limonium gmelinii
Flowering Plants Pulmonaria mollissima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer tataricum Flowering Plants
Artemisia pontica Flowering Plants
Carex michelii Flowering Plants
Doronicum hungaricum Flowering Plants
Galatella punctata Flowering Plants
Limonium gmelinii Flowering Plants
Pulmonaria mollissima Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.7A1212 Pannonic alkali steppe oak woods same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.7A1212 Pannonic alkali steppe oak woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.7A1212 Pannonic alkali steppe oak woods same
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