Sarmatic saline steppes

English name: Sarmatic saline steppes

Description (English)

Communities dominated by low tufted grasses and subshrubs, in particular Festuca pseudovina and Artemisia spp., occupying higher, drier solonetz ground in salt steppes of the southern periphery of the Podolian plateau, of the Central Russian and the Volga plateaux, north of the Pontic and Caspian plains, west to the upper Prut basin and east to the Volga-Kama.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E6.226
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.A221 Sarmatic saline steppes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E6.226 Sarmatic saline steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E6.226 Sarmatic saline steppes same
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