Steppe Quercus forests

Description (English)

Xero-thermophile oak woods of continental affinities of the wooded steppe zone of Pannonia and the Ponto-Sarmatic region, and their irradiations into regions or sites of high local continentality west and north of the Ponto-Pannonic region. The substrate consists of 'Loess' (Chernozem soils). Different Quercus spp. dominate in the tree layer, which is rich in continental steppic vegetation elements and geophytes of the Aceri tatarici-Quercion and Potentillo albae-Quercion, e.g. Carex michelii, Dactylis polygama, Geum urbanum, Lathryrus niger, Polygonatum latifolium, Pulmonaria mollis ssp. mollis, Tanacetum corymbosum, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Convallaria majalis, Dictamnus albus, Festuca rupicola and Potentilla alba.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-99

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex michelii
Flowering Plants Convallaria majalis
Flowering Plants Dactylis polygama
Flowering Plants Dictamnus albus
Flowering Plants Festuca rupicola
Flowering Plants Geum urbanum
Flowering Plants Polygonatum latifolium
Flowering Plants Potentilla alba
Flowering Plants Tanacetum corymbosum
Flowering Plants Vincetoxicum hirundinaria
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex michelii Flowering Plants
Convallaria majalis Flowering Plants
Dactylis polygama Flowering Plants
Dictamnus albus Flowering Plants
Festuca rupicola Flowering Plants
Geum urbanum Flowering Plants
Polygonatum latifolium Flowering Plants
Potentilla alba Flowering Plants
Tanacetum corymbosum Flowering Plants
Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.7A Steppe Quercus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.7A Steppe Quercus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.7A Steppe Quercus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.7A Steppe Quercus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.7A Euro-Siberian steppe Quercus woods narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.7A Euro-Siberian steppe Quercus woods narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.92A Euro-Siberian steppe oak woods narrower
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