Central Pannonic calciphile sand fescue steppes

English name: Central Pannonic calciphile sand fescue steppes

Description (English)

Extremely dry, open, semidesertic grasslands of the Hungarian Little Alföld and the Slovakian Marchfeld, of the Mezõföld and of the Danube-Tisza interfluve, on calcareous sands, with a 50-60% cover at most, constituted by Festuca vaginata, Euphorbia seguierana, Fumana procumbens, Viola rupestris, Alyssum tortuosum, Minuartia fastigiata, and harbouring numerous rare or endemic taxa, including Achillea ochroleuca, Corispermum canescens, Dianthus serotinus, Colchicum arenarium, Astragalus exscapus, Astragalus varius, Iris arenaria, Sedum hillebrandtii, Linum hirsutum ssp. glabrescens, Onosma arenaria, Centaurea arenaria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2F2111
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 ochroleuca
Flowering Plants Alyssum tortuosum
Flowering Plants Astragalus exscapus
Flowering Plants Astragalus varius
Flowering Plants Centaurea arenaria
Flowering Plants Colchicum arenarium
Flowering Plants Corispermum canescens
Flowering Plants Dianthus serotinus
Flowering Plants Euphorbia seguierana
Flowering Plants Festuca vaginata
Flowering Plants Fumana procumbens
Flowering Plants Iris arenaria
Flowering Plants Minuartia fastigiata
Flowering Plants Onosma arenaria
Flowering Plants Sedum hillebrandtii
Flowering Plants Viola rupestris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Achillea ochroleuca Flowering Plants
Alyssum tortuosum Flowering Plants
Astragalus exscapus Flowering Plants
Astragalus varius Flowering Plants
Centaurea arenaria Flowering Plants
Colchicum arenarium Flowering Plants
Corispermum canescens Flowering Plants
Dianthus serotinus Flowering Plants
Euphorbia seguierana Flowering Plants
Festuca vaginata Flowering Plants
Fumana procumbens Flowering Plants
Iris arenaria Flowering Plants
Minuartia fastigiata Flowering Plants
Onosma arenaria Flowering Plants
Sedum hillebrandtii Flowering Plants
Viola rupestris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.A12111 Central Pannonic calciphile sand fescue steppes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2F2111 Central Pannonic calciphile sand fescue steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2F2111 Central Pannonic calciphile sand fescue steppes same
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