Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands

Description (English)

Subalpine and lower alpine closed mesophile Festuca eskia grasslands of north-facing slopes (ubacs) and depressions in the Pyrenees with Arnica montana, Ranunculus pyrenaeus, Selinum pyrenaeum, Trifolium alpinum, Campanula barbata, Gentiana punctata, Leucorchis albida, Phyteuma betonicifolium.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 6140)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Favourable
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 64 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arnica montana
Flowering Plants Campanula barbata
Flowering Plants Festuca eskia
Flowering Plants Gentiana punctata
Flowering Plants Leucorchis albida
Flowering Plants Phyteuma betonicifolium
Flowering Plants Ranunculus pyrenaeus
Flowering Plants Selinum pyrenaeum
Flowering Plants Trifolium alpinum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arnica montana Flowering Plants
Campanula barbata Flowering Plants
Festuca eskia Flowering Plants
Gentiana punctata Flowering Plants
Leucorchis albida Flowering Plants
Phyteuma betonicifolium Flowering Plants
Ranunculus pyrenaeus Flowering Plants
Selinum pyrenaeum Flowering Plants
Trifolium alpinum Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000016 Spain Ordesa y Monte Perdido Map
ES0000022 Spain Aigüestortes Map
ES0000123 Spain Larra-Aztaparreta Map
ES0000137 Spain Los Valles Map
ES0000149 Spain Posets - Maladeta Map
ES0000277 Spain Collarada - Ibón de Ip Map
ES0000278 Spain Viñamala Map
ES0000279 Spain Alto Cinca Map
ES0000280 Spain Cotiella - Sierra Ferrera Map
ES1300001 Spain Liébana Map
ES1300009 Spain Río Nansa Map
ES1300013 Spain Río y Embalse del Ebro Map
ES1300021 Spain Valles altos del Nansa y Saja y Alto Campoo Map
ES2410001 Spain Los Valles - Sur Map
ES2410002 Spain Pico y Turberas del Anayet Map
ES2410003 Spain Los Valles Map
ES2410006 Spain Bujaruelo - Garganta de Los Navarros Map
ES2410010 Spain Monte Pacino Map
ES2410011 Spain Cabecera del Río Aguas Limpias Map
ES2410014 Spain Garcipollera - Selva de Villanúa Map
ES2410023 Spain Collarada y Canal de Ip Map
ES2410024 Spain Telera - Acumuer Map
ES2410029 Spain Tendeñera Map
ES2410031 Spain Foz Escarrilla - Cucuraza Map
ES2410040 Spain Puertos de Panticosa, Bramatuero y Brazatos Map
ES2410051 Spain Cuenca del Río Airés Map
ES2410052 Spain Alto Valle del Cinca Map
ES2410053 Spain Chistau Map
ES2410056 Spain Sierra de Chía - Congosto de Seira Map
ES5120002 Spain Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser Map
ES5120026 Spain Tossa Plana de Lles-Puigpedrós Map
ES5130003 Spain Alt Pallars Map
ES5130004 Spain Baish Aran Map
ES5130005 Spain Era Artiga de Lin - Eth Portilhon Map
FR7200742 France Massif du Moulle de Jaout Map
FR7200743 France Massif du Ger et du Lurien Map
FR7200744 France Massif de Sesques et de l'Ossau Map
FR7200745 France Massif du Montagnon Map
FR7200746 France Massif de l'Anie et d'Espelunguère Map
FR7200750 France Montagnes de la Haute Soule Map
FR7300821 France Vallée de l'Isard, mail de Bulard, pics de Maubermé, de Serre-Haute et du Crabère Map
FR7300822 France Vallée du Riberot et massif du Mont Valier Map
FR7300827 France Vallée de l'Aston Map
FR7300831 France Quérigut, Laurenti, Rabassolles, Balbonne, la Bruyante, haute vallée de l'Oriège Map
FR7300880 France Haute vallée d'Oô Map
FR7300881 France Haute vallée de la Pique Map
FR7300883 France Haute vallée de la Garonne Map
FR7300921 France Gabizos (et vallée d'Arrens, versant sud-est du Gabizos) Map
FR7300923 France Moun Né de Cauterets, pic de Cabaliros Map
FR7300924 France Péguère, Barbat, Cambalès Map
FR7300925 France Gaube, Vignemale Map
FR7300926 France Ossoue, Aspé, Cestrède Map
FR7300927 France Estaubé, Gavarnie, Troumouse et Barroude Map
FR7300928 France Pic Long Campbielh Map
FR7300929 France Néouvielle Map
FR7300930 France Barèges, Ayré, Piquette Map
FR7300931 France Lac Bleu Léviste Map
FR7300932 France Liset de Hount Blanque Map
FR7300934 France Rioumajou et Moudang Map
FR7300935 France Haut-Louron : Aygues Tortes, Caillauas, Gourgs Blancs, Gorges de Clarabide, pics des Pichadères et d'Estiouère, montagne de Tramadits Map
FR9101468 France Bassin du Rebenty Map
FR9101470 France Haute Vallée de l'Aude et Bassin de l'Aiguette Map
FR9101471 France Capcir, Carlit et Campcardos Map
FR9101472 France Massif du Puigmal Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 E4.3 Acid alpine and subalpine grassland narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 E4.314 Pyrenean closed Festuca eskia grassland same
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