Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Magnoliopsida > Order: Poales > Family: Juncaceae > Genus: Juncus > Species: Juncus valvatus

Juncus valvatus Link

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 5 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • grassland
Natura 2000 species code 1877


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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.

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

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.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
PTCON0015 Portugal Serras d'Aire e Candeeiros Map
PTCON0048 Portugal Serra de Montejunto Map
PTCON0010 Portugal Arrábida / Espichel Map
PTCON0045 Portugal Sicó / Alvaiázere Map
PTCON0008 Portugal Sintra / Cascais Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Klappenbinse German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Juncus echinuloides Brot.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

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