Saline puszta

English name: Saline puszta

Description (English)

Festuca pseudovina swards of the slightly elevated natron shoulders and low benches of the Pannonic puszta, on saline but permanently dry soils with a thin humic layer. Together with the low-lying rills that score them, they constitute the main landscape of the saline Pannonian steppes; the formations of unit E6.2111 constitute the centre group of communities, those of unit E6.2113 mostly compose intermediate belts between these and the bare or sparsely vegetated rills, those of units E6.2112 and E6.2114 are edaphically or geographically limited variants, that of unit E6.2116 is both transitional to rill vegetation and geographically limited. The communities of unit E6.2115 comprise the transitions between the saline pusztas and saline steppe-forests.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E6.211
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E6.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Festuca pseudovina
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Festuca pseudovina Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.A11 Saline puszta source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E6.211 Saline puszta same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E6.211 Saline puszta same
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