Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Magnoliopsida > Order: Ericales > Family: Ericaceae > Genus: Erica > Species: Erica scoparia subsp. azorica

Erica scoparia subsp. azorica (Hochst.) D.A.Webb

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not Evaluated (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Macaronesian - Favourable
Protected by 2 international agreements
Valid parent species Erica scoparia
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
May also occur in
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1624


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
PTCOR0001 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTFAI0004 Portugal Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFAI0005 Portugal Monte da Guia - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFAI0006 Portugal Ponta do Varadouro - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFAI0007 Portugal Morro de Castelo Branco - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFLO0002 Portugal Zona Central - Morro Alto - Ilha das Flores Map
PTFLO0003 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTGRA0015 Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo - Restinga Ilha Graciosa Map
PTGRA0016 Portugal Ponta Branca - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTJOR0013 Portugal Ponta dos Rosais - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTJOR0014 Portugal Costa NE e Ponta do Topo - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTMIG0019 Portugal Lagoa do Fogo - Ilha de S. Miguel Map
PTMIG0020 Portugal Caloura-Ponta da Galera - Ilha de S. Miguel Map
PTPIC0009 Portugal Montanha do Pico, Prainha e Caveiro - Ilha do Pico Map
PTPIC0010 Portugal Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico Map
PTPIC0011 Portugal Lajes do Pico - Ilha do Pico Map
PTSMA0022 Portugal Ponta do Castelo - Ilha de Sta. Maria Map
PTTER0017 Portugal Serra Santa Bárbara e Pico Alto - Ilha da Terceira Map
PTTER0018 Portugal Costa das Quatro Ribeiras - Ilha da Terceira Map
PTZPE0020 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTZPE0022 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTZPE0023 Portugal Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial Map
PTZPE0024 Portugal Lajes do Pico - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0025 Portugal Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0027 Portugal Zona Central do Pico - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0028 Portugal Ilhéu do topo e Costa Adjacente - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTZPE0029 Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTZPE0030 Portugal Ilhéu da Praia - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTZPE0031 Portugal Ponta das Contendas - Ilha Terceira Map
PTZPE0033 Portugal Pico da Vara / Ribeira do Guilherme - Ilha de S. Miguel Map
PTMIG0024 Portugal Serra da Tronqueira / Planalto dos Graminhais Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Azoren Hidekraut German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Barba de mato Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Mato Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Urze Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Vassoura Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Erica azorica Hochst.

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