Pannonic acidophile sand fescue steppes

English name: Pannonic acidophile sand fescue steppes

Description (English)

Open grasslands of acidic sands of the Hungarian Little Alföld and the Slovakian Marchfeld, of the Mezõföld periphery, of the northern Danube-Tisza interfluve, of the Drava basin of Croatia and of the Nyirseg complex of northeastern Hungary and the Carei area of northwestern Romania, formed by an admixture of elements of sub-Atlantic Corynephorus swards and of continental, Pannonic, Festuca vaginata grasslands, dominated by Corynephorus canescens, Festuca vaginata, and with Minuartia viscosa, Anchusa officinalis ssp. pustulata, Filago germanica, Filago minima, Cynoglossum hungaricum, Thymus serpyllum, Veronica verna, Jasione montana, Helichrysum arenarium, Crepis capillaris, Equisetum ramosissimum, Euphorbia seguierana, Onosma arenaria, Gypsophila paniculata, Silene conica, Koeleria glauca, Scabiosa argentea (Scabiosa ucranica). They constitute a preferential habitat for the rare and threatened Pulsatilla hungarica, Pulsatilla patens and Herniaria hirsuta.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2F22
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

Ferns Equisetum ramosissimum
Flowering Plants Corynephorus canescens
Flowering Plants Crepis capillaris
Flowering Plants Cynoglossum hungaricum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia seguierana
Flowering Plants Festuca vaginata
Flowering Plants Filago germanica
Flowering Plants Filago minima
Flowering Plants Gypsophila paniculata
Flowering Plants Helichrysum arenarium
Flowering Plants Herniaria hirsuta
Flowering Plants Jasione montana
Flowering Plants Koeleria glauca
Flowering Plants Minuartia viscosa
Flowering Plants Onosma arenaria
Flowering Plants Pulsatilla patens
Flowering Plants Scabiosa argentea
Flowering Plants Scabiosa ucranica
Flowering Plants Silene conica
Flowering Plants Thymus serpyllum
Flowering Plants Veronica verna
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Equisetum ramosissimum Ferns
Corynephorus canescens Flowering Plants
Crepis capillaris Flowering Plants
Cynoglossum hungaricum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia seguierana Flowering Plants
Festuca vaginata Flowering Plants
Filago germanica Flowering Plants
Filago minima Flowering Plants
Gypsophila paniculata Flowering Plants
Helichrysum arenarium Flowering Plants
Herniaria hirsuta Flowering Plants
Jasione montana Flowering Plants
Koeleria glauca Flowering Plants
Minuartia viscosa Flowering Plants
Onosma arenaria Flowering Plants
Pulsatilla patens Flowering Plants
Scabiosa argentea Flowering Plants
Scabiosa ucranica Flowering Plants
Silene conica Flowering Plants
Thymus serpyllum Flowering Plants
Veronica verna Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.A122 Pannonic acidophile 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 E1.2F22 Pannonic acidophile sand fescue steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2F22 Pannonic acidophile sand fescue steppes same
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