Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands

Description (English)

Thermophile, open, stripped and garland fescue grasslands of siliceous upper slopes and summits of the high Mediterranean mountains of the Iberian peninsula, locally extending into the Euro-Siberian domain in the subalpine level of the Cantabrian mountains (Festucetalia indigestae).

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 6160)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 83 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 Festuca indigesta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Festuca indigesta Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000003 Spain Picos de Europa Map
ES0000054 Spain Somiedo Map
ES0000055 Spain Fuentes del Narcea y del Ibias Map
ES0000067 Spain Sierras de Demanda, Urbión, Cebollera y Cameros Map
ES0000094 Spain Parameras de Maranchón, hoz del Mesa y Aragoncillo Map
ES0000116 Spain Valle de Iruelas Map
ES0000164 Spain Sierra de Ayllón Map
ES0000210 Spain Alto Sil Map
ES0000297 Spain Sierra de Moncayo - Los Fayos - Sierra de Armas Map
ES0000309 Spain Montes Universales - Sierra del Tremedal Map
ES0000315 Spain Ubiña-La Mesa Map
ES0000374 Spain Ancares Map
ES0000437 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
ES0000466 Spain Penyagolosa (ZEPA) Map
ES0000488 Spain ZEPA Sierra de Ayllón Map
ES1120001 Spain Ancares - Courel Map
ES1130002 Spain Macizo Central Map
ES1130003 Spain Bidueiral de Montederramo Map
ES1130007 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
ES1200002 Spain Muniellos Map
ES1200008 Spain Redes Map
ES1200009 Spain Ponga-Amieva Map
ES1200010 Spain Montovo-La Mesa Map
ES1200011 Spain Peña Ubiña Map
ES1200012 Spain Caldoveiro Map
ES1200037 Spain Aller-Lena Map
ES1200041 Spain Peña Manteca-Genestaza Map
ES1200046 Spain Valgrande Map
ES1200056 Spain Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias Map
ES1300001 Spain Liébana Map
ES1300021 Spain Valles altos del Nansa y Saja y Alto Campoo Map
ES2420038 Spain Castelfrío - Mas de Tarín Map
ES2420126 Spain Maestrazgo y Sierra de Gúdar Map
ES2420141 Spain Tremedales de Orihuela Map
ES2430028 Spain Moncayo Map
ES3110002 Spain Cuenca del río Lozoya y Sierra Norte Map
ES3110004 Spain Cuenca del río Manzanares Map
ES3110005 Spain Cuenca del río Guadarrama Map
ES4110002 Spain Sierra de Gredos Map
ES4110034 Spain Sierra de la Paramera y Serrota Map
ES4110097 Spain Campo Azálvaro - Pinares de Peguerinos Map
ES4110115 Spain Valle del Tiétar Map
ES4120088 Spain Montes de Valnera Map
ES4120092 Spain Sierra de la Demanda Map
ES4130003 Spain Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Map
ES4130010 Spain Sierra de los Ancares Map
ES4130035 Spain Valle de San Emiliano Map
ES4130050 Spain Montaña Central de León Map
ES4130117 Spain Montes Aquilanos y Sierra de Teleno Map
ES4130149 Spain Omaña Map
ES4140011 Spain Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina Map
ES4150085 Spain Riberas del Río Tormes y afluentes Map
ES4150101 Spain Candelario Map
ES4150107 Spain Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Map
ES4160019 Spain Sierra de Ayllón Map
ES4160109 Spain Sierra de Guadarrama Map
ES4170116 Spain Sierras de Urbión y Cebollera Map
ES4170119 Spain Sierra del Moncayo Map
ES4190105 Spain Lago de Sanabria y alrededores Map
ES4190110 Spain Sierra de la Cabrera Map
ES4230013 Spain Hoces del Cabriel, Guadazaón y ojos de Moya Map
ES4230014 Spain Serranía de Cuenca Map
ES4240016 Spain Alto Tajo Map
ES4320011 Spain Las Hurdes Map
ES4320037 Spain Sierra de Gata Map
ES4320038 Spain Sierra de Gredos y Valle del Jerte Map
ES5223004 Spain Penyagolosa Map
ES6140001 Spain Sierra de Baza Map
ES6140004 Spain Sierra Nevada Map
ES6140009 Spain Sierra Nevada Noroeste Map
PTCON0001 Portugal Peneda / Gerês Map
PTCON0002 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map
PTCON0003 Portugal Alvão / Marão Map
PTCON0014 Portugal Serra da Estrela Map
PTCON0019 Portugal Rio Minho Map
PTCON0021 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
PTCON0022 Portugal Douro Internacional Map
PTCON0023 Portugal Morais Map
PTCON0025 Portugal Montemuro Map
PTCON0041 Portugal Samil Map
PTCON0051 Portugal Complexo do Açor Map
PTZPE0002 Portugal Serra do Gerês Map
PTZPE0003 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira 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 E4.36 Oro-Iberian acidophilous grassland narrower
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