Oro-Pannonic steppe ash-lime woods

English name: Oro-Pannonic steppe ash-lime woods

Description (English)

Loosely closed forests mainly of Tilia platyphyllos and Fraxinus excelsior developed on shallow soils of exposed crests of limestone mountains (more rarely on andesite rocks) of the Northern Hungarian Range, with an herb layer of Brachypodium pinnatum, Galium erectum, Cruciata glabra, Digitalis grandiflora, Erysimum odoratum, Sisymbrium strictissimum, Aconitum anthora, accompanied by endemics among which Hesperis vrabelyiana, Carduus collinus and by other regionally rare species with disjunct distribution, such as Waldsteinia geoides, Melica altissima, Carex brevicollis. They constitute relict forests, most probably of the Boreal era, and are of great biological value.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.7C42
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.7)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aconitum anthora
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Carduus collinus
Flowering Plants Carex brevicollis
Flowering Plants Cruciata glabra
Flowering Plants Digitalis grandiflora
Flowering Plants Erysimum odoratum
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Galium erectum
Flowering Plants Hesperis vrabelyiana
Flowering Plants Melica altissima
Flowering Plants Sisymbrium strictissimum
Flowering Plants Tilia platyphyllos
Flowering Plants Waldsteinia geoides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aconitum anthora Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Carduus collinus Flowering Plants
Carex brevicollis Flowering Plants
Cruciata glabra Flowering Plants
Digitalis grandiflora Flowering Plants
Erysimum odoratum Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Galium erectum Flowering Plants
Hesperis vrabelyiana Flowering Plants
Melica altissima Flowering Plants
Sisymbrium strictissimum Flowering Plants
Tilia platyphyllos Flowering Plants
Waldsteinia geoides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.842 Oro-Pannonic steppe ash-lime woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.7C42 Oro-Pannonic steppe ash-lime woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.7C42 Oro-Pannonic steppe ash-lime woods same
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