Pannonic alkali steppe oak forests

Description (English)

Rare oak woods of the Danube basin lowlands developed in the transition zone between inundation areas and loess plateaux, on soils with a higher water table in spring. Acer tataricum, growing with great vitality, reaches the second tree layer. Characteristic understorey species are Carex michelii, Pulmonaria mollissima, Doronicum hungaricum accompanying Alopecurus pratensis, Melica altissima, Festuca rupicola, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Geranium robertianum, Polygonatum latifolium, Corydalis bulbosa (Corydalis cava), Ranunculus ficaria, Viscaria vulgaris; tall herbs (Peucedanum officinale, Galatella punctata) and other species (Artemisia pontica, Limonium gmelinii i.a.) penetrate the wood from the bordering grasslands on alkaline soil. Only a few stands of this community remain, in Hungary and Transsylvania.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-991222

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer tataricum
Flowering Plants Alopecurus pratensis
Flowering Plants Artemisia pontica
Flowering Plants Brachypodium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Carex michelii
Flowering Plants Corydalis bulbosa
Flowering Plants Corydalis cava
Flowering Plants Doronicum hungaricum
Flowering Plants Festuca rupicola
Flowering Plants Galatella punctata
Flowering Plants Geranium robertianum
Flowering Plants Limonium gmelinii
Flowering Plants Melica altissima
Flowering Plants Peucedanum officinale
Flowering Plants Polygonatum latifolium
Flowering Plants Pulmonaria mollissima
Flowering Plants Ranunculus ficaria
Flowering Plants Viscaria vulgaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer tataricum Flowering Plants
Alopecurus pratensis Flowering Plants
Artemisia pontica Flowering Plants
Brachypodium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Carex michelii Flowering Plants
Corydalis bulbosa Flowering Plants
Corydalis cava Flowering Plants
Doronicum hungaricum Flowering Plants
Festuca rupicola Flowering Plants
Galatella punctata Flowering Plants
Geranium robertianum Flowering Plants
Limonium gmelinii Flowering Plants
Melica altissima Flowering Plants
Peucedanum officinale Flowering Plants
Polygonatum latifolium Flowering Plants
Pulmonaria mollissima Flowering Plants
Ranunculus ficaria Flowering Plants
Viscaria vulgaris 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) G1.7A1212 Pannonic alkali steppe oak woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.7A1212 Pannonic alkali steppe oak woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.7A1212 Pannonic alkali steppe oak woods same
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