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Author(s): Bauer, N.
Title: Open sandy grasslands of the Bakony region
Year: 2006
Publication date: 2006-11-30
Volume: 37
Pages: 5-33.

Abstract: The vegetation of the sandy areas in the Carpathian Basin is well-searched, but not evenly explored. The present publication discusses well separable samples from the margins of the Bakony region (Transdanubia, Hungary), Bakonyalja (Fenyőfő, Bakonyszentlászló, Bakonyszücs, Nagytevel), the margin of the Southern Bakony (Hegyesd, Sáska, Sümeg) and the Balaton Uplands (Salföld, Szentbékkálla), of some stands of the three important open sandy grassland plant associations (named Festucelum vaginatae, Festuco vaginatae-Corynephoretum, Thymo angustifolio-Corynephoretum units). The paper describes the status of the Festuco-Corynephoretum stands and those of the open sandy grasslands dominated by Stipa pennata. Besides, samples of a calciphobe sandy grassland dominated by Koeleria majoriflora, so far having been sampled near Nagytevel, are also given. In Bakonyalja the Festuco vaginatae-Corynephoretum stands just in the environs of Fenyőfő and Bakonyszentlászló are characteristic. Evolvement of these stands apparently is abrogated by disturbing effects including glades of Festuco vaginatae-Pinetum sylvestris, forest edges, margin of recultivated bauxite-mine on pioneer sandy surfaces). It is observed that Thymo angustifolio-Corynephoretum is the only characteristic plant community of the limeless sandy surfaces of Bakonyalja (Nagytevel, Sümeg, Hegyesd, environs of Sáska and the margin of the Kál Basin) are comprising the most typical species Corynephorus canescens, Rumex acetosella, Thymus serpyllum, Hypochoeris radicata, and Jasione montana.
Keywords: Festucetum vaginatae, Corynephoretum canescentis, sandy grassland, Bakony region
Subject: botany

Journal: Studia botanica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Studia bot. hung.
ISSN: 0301-7001
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Papp, B. & Matskási, I.