Pannonic loess steppes

English name: Pannonic loess steppes

Description (English)

Primary species-rich, relatively closed, multi-strata steppic grasslands, on deep chernozems, the main Pannonic representative of the steppes of Central Eurasia, composed mainly of Festuca rupicola, Stipa capillata, Koeleria cristata, Poa angustifolia, Bromus inermis, Elymus hispidus, Achillea pannonica, Taraxacum serotinum, Viola ambigua, Astragalus onobrychis, Chamaecytisus austriacus, Chamaecytisus supinus, Adonis vernalis, Veronica austriaca, Veronica prostrata, Vinca herbacea, Asperula glauca, Allium paniculatum, with Nepeta parviflora, Silene longiflora, Ajuga laxmannii, Astragalus dasyanthus, Astragalus vesicarius, Astragalus exscapus, Astragalus austriacus, Salvia nemorosa, Salvia nutans, Echium maculatum. Originally widely distributed throughout the loess plateau of the Pannonic basin and at the foot of the Hungarian Central Range, but now reduced only to small fragments because of intensive agricultural activity. This habitat is of major conservation importance and harbours numerous rare and threatened taxa, including, among flowering plants, Crambe tataria, Adonis transsylvanica, Thlaspi jankae, Brassica elongata.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2C1
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Achillea pannonica
Flowering Plants Adonis vernalis
Flowering Plants Ajuga laxmannii
Flowering Plants Allium paniculatum
Flowering Plants Asperula glauca
Flowering Plants Astragalus austriacus
Flowering Plants Astragalus dasyanthus
Flowering Plants Astragalus exscapus
Flowering Plants Astragalus onobrychis
Flowering Plants Astragalus vesicarius
Flowering Plants Brassica elongata
Flowering Plants Bromus inermis
Flowering Plants Chamaecytisus austriacus
Flowering Plants Chamaecytisus supinus
Flowering Plants Crambe tataria
Flowering Plants Elymus hispidus
Flowering Plants Festuca rupicola
Flowering Plants Koeleria cristata
Flowering Plants Nepeta parviflora
Flowering Plants Poa angustifolia
Flowering Plants Salvia nemorosa
Flowering Plants Salvia nutans
Flowering Plants Silene longiflora
Flowering Plants Stipa capillata
Flowering Plants Taraxacum serotinum
Flowering Plants Thlaspi jankae
Flowering Plants Veronica austriaca
Flowering Plants Veronica prostrata
Flowering Plants Vinca herbacea
Flowering Plants Viola ambigua
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Achillea pannonica Flowering Plants
Adonis vernalis Flowering Plants
Ajuga laxmannii Flowering Plants
Allium paniculatum Flowering Plants
Asperula glauca Flowering Plants
Astragalus austriacus Flowering Plants
Astragalus dasyanthus Flowering Plants
Astragalus exscapus Flowering Plants
Astragalus onobrychis Flowering Plants
Astragalus vesicarius Flowering Plants
Brassica elongata Flowering Plants
Bromus inermis Flowering Plants
Chamaecytisus austriacus Flowering Plants
Chamaecytisus supinus Flowering Plants
Crambe tataria Flowering Plants
Elymus hispidus Flowering Plants
Festuca rupicola Flowering Plants
Koeleria cristata Flowering Plants
Nepeta parviflora Flowering Plants
Poa angustifolia Flowering Plants
Salvia nemorosa Flowering Plants
Salvia nutans Flowering Plants
Silene longiflora Flowering Plants
Stipa capillata Flowering Plants
Taraxacum serotinum Flowering Plants
Thlaspi jankae Flowering Plants
Veronica austriaca Flowering Plants
Veronica prostrata Flowering Plants
Vinca herbacea Flowering Plants
Viola ambigua Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.911 Pannonic loess steppes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2C1 Pannonic loess steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2C1 Pannonic loess steppes same
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