Pannonic closed sand steppes

English name: Pannonic closed sand steppes

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2F4
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)

Description (English)

Relatively closed, primary or secondary, fescue or feathergrass swards of basophilous, humus- and nutrient-rich, sandy or mixed sand-loessy soils of the Pannonic basin of Hungary, eastern Austria, southern Slovakia and Transylvania, of relatively rare and sporadic occurrence, dominated by Festuca rupicola, Stipa joannis, Stipa pulcherrima, Carex humilis, Stipa capillata, Koeleria macrantha, Dichanthium ischaemum, or, in some facies, Chrysopogon gryllus, with Carex liparocarpos, Festuca vaginata, Festuca wagneri s.l., Agropyron cristatum ssp. pectinatum, Achillea ochroleuca, Astragalus aster, Astragalus onobrychis, Astragalus exscapus, Astragalus austriacus, Oxytropis pilosa, Potentilla cinerea, Potentilla arenaria, Linum austriacum, Salvia nemorosa, Alyssum tortuosum, Alyssum montanum ssp. gmelinii, Silene parviflora, Silene viscosa, Dianthus giganteiformis ssp. pontederae, Asperula cynanchica, Galium glaucum, Galium verum, Pulsatilla grandis, Pulsatilla nigricans, Lotus corniculatus, Onosma arenaria ssp. pseudoarenaria, Euphorbia cyparissias, Euphorbia nicaeensis ssp. glareosa (Euphorbia glareosa, Euphorbia pannonica), Artemisia alba, Artemisia campestris, Artemisia laciniata, Artemisia pancicii, Thymus glabrescens, Daphne cneorum, Cytisus ratisbonensis, Muscari botryoides, Muscari comosum, Iris variegata, Iris humilis ssp. arenaria, Colchicum arenarium, Ophrys sphegodes, Anacamptis pyramidalis, Botrychium lunaria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Botrychium lunaria
Flowering Plants Achillea ochroleuca
Flowering Plants Alyssum tortuosum
Flowering Plants Anacamptis pyramidalis
Flowering Plants Artemisia alba
Flowering Plants Artemisia campestris
Flowering Plants Artemisia laciniata
Flowering Plants Artemisia pancicii
Flowering Plants Asperula cynanchica
Flowering Plants Astragalus austriacus
Flowering Plants Astragalus exscapus
Flowering Plants Astragalus onobrychis
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Carex liparocarpos
Flowering Plants Chrysopogon gryllus
Flowering Plants Colchicum arenarium
Flowering Plants Cytisus ratisbonensis
Flowering Plants Daphne cneorum
Flowering Plants Dichanthium ischaemum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia cyparissias
Flowering Plants Euphorbia glareosa
Flowering Plants Euphorbia pannonica
Flowering Plants Festuca rupicola
Flowering Plants Festuca vaginata
Flowering Plants Festuca wagneri
Flowering Plants Galium glaucum
Flowering Plants Galium verum
Flowering Plants Iris variegata
Flowering Plants Koeleria macrantha
Flowering Plants Linum austriacum
Flowering Plants Lotus corniculatus
Flowering Plants Muscari botryoides
Flowering Plants Muscari comosum
Flowering Plants Ophrys sphegodes
Flowering Plants Oxytropis pilosa
Flowering Plants Potentilla arenaria
Flowering Plants Potentilla cinerea
Flowering Plants Pulsatilla grandis
Flowering Plants Pulsatilla nigricans
Flowering Plants Salvia nemorosa
Flowering Plants Silene parviflora
Flowering Plants Silene viscosa
Flowering Plants Stipa capillata
Flowering Plants Stipa joannis
Flowering Plants Stipa pulcherrima
Flowering Plants Thymus glabrescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Botrychium lunaria Ferns
Achillea ochroleuca Flowering Plants
Alyssum tortuosum Flowering Plants
Anacamptis pyramidalis Flowering Plants
Artemisia alba Flowering Plants
Artemisia campestris Flowering Plants
Artemisia laciniata Flowering Plants
Artemisia pancicii Flowering Plants
Asperula cynanchica Flowering Plants
Astragalus austriacus Flowering Plants
Astragalus exscapus Flowering Plants
Astragalus onobrychis Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Carex liparocarpos Flowering Plants
Chrysopogon gryllus Flowering Plants
Colchicum arenarium Flowering Plants
Cytisus ratisbonensis Flowering Plants
Daphne cneorum Flowering Plants
Dichanthium ischaemum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia cyparissias Flowering Plants
Euphorbia glareosa Flowering Plants
Euphorbia pannonica Flowering Plants
Festuca rupicola Flowering Plants
Festuca vaginata Flowering Plants
Festuca wagneri Flowering Plants
Galium glaucum Flowering Plants
Galium verum Flowering Plants
Iris variegata Flowering Plants
Koeleria macrantha Flowering Plants
Linum austriacum Flowering Plants
Lotus corniculatus Flowering Plants
Muscari botryoides Flowering Plants
Muscari comosum Flowering Plants
Ophrys sphegodes Flowering Plants
Oxytropis pilosa Flowering Plants
Potentilla arenaria Flowering Plants
Potentilla cinerea Flowering Plants
Pulsatilla grandis Flowering Plants
Pulsatilla nigricans Flowering Plants
Salvia nemorosa Flowering Plants
Silene parviflora Flowering Plants
Silene viscosa Flowering Plants
Stipa capillata Flowering Plants
Stipa joannis Flowering Plants
Stipa pulcherrima Flowering Plants
Thymus glabrescens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.A14 Pannonic closed sand steppes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2F4 Pannonic closed sand steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2F4 Pannonic closed sand steppes same
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