The Central Anatolian vegetation has diverse site conditions and small-scale
plant diversity. For this reason, identification of plant communities is important
for understanding their ecology and nature conservation. This study aims to
contribute the syntaxonomical classification of the Central Anatolian vegetation.
The study area is situated among Güzelyurt, Narköy, and Bozköy (Niğde) in the
east of Aksaray province of Central Anatolia in Turkey. The vegetation data were
collected using the phytosociological method of Braun-Blanquet and classified
using TWINSPAN. The ecological characteristics of the units were investigated
with Detrended Correspondence Analysis. Three new plant associations were
described in the study. The steppe association was included in Onobrychido
armenae-Thymetalia leucostomi and Astragalo microcephali-Brometea tomentelli.
The forest-steppe association was classified under Quercion anatolicae in Quercetea
pubescentis. The riparian association is the first poplar-dominated one described
in Turkey and, classified under Alno glutinosae-Populetea albae and its alliance