Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Pteridophyta > Class: Filicopsida > Order: Marsileales > Family: Marsileaceae > Genus: Marsilea > Species: Marsilea quadrifolia

Marsilea quadrifolia L.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Poor
Atlantic - Poor
Continental - Bad
Mediterranean - Bad
Pannonian - Poor
Steppic - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 111 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1428


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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 2013-2018 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
ES0000023 Spain L'Albufera Map
FR2400528 France Vallée de la Loire de Tavers à Belleville-sur-Loire Map
FR2400534 France Grande Brenne Map
FR2402001 France Sologne Map
FR2600965 France Vallées de la Loire et de l'Allier entre Cher et Nièvre Map
FR2600976 France Prairies et forêts inondables du Val de Saône entre Chalon et Tournus et de la basse vallée de la Grosne Map
FR4201810 France Vallée de la Doller Map
FR4201811 France Sundgau, région des étangs Map
FR4202000 France Secteur Alluvial Rhin-Ried-Bruch, Haut-Rhin Map
FR5200622 France Vallée de la Loire de Nantes aux Ponts-de-Cé et ses annexes Map
FR5200659 France Marais Poitevin Map
FR5400446 France Marais Poitevin Map
FR5400464 France Etangs d'Asnières Map
FR7200717 France Zones humides de l'arrière dune du Marensin Map
FR7200720 France Barthes de l'Adour Map
FR7200724 France L'Adour Map
FR8201635 France La Dombes Map
FR8201755 France Etangs du Forez Map
FR8201758 France Lignon, Vizezy, Anzon et leurs affluents Map
FR8201765 France Milieux alluviaux et aquatiques de la Loire Map
FR8301014 France Étangs de Sologne bourbonnaise Map
FR8301016 France Vallée de l'Allier sud Map
FR8301032 France Zones alluviales de la confluence Dore-Allier Map
IT1110051 Italy Peschiere e Laghi di Pralormo Map
IT1110064 Italy Palude di Romano Canavese Map
IT1110081 Italy Monte Musiné e Laghi di Caselette Map
IT1120002 Italy Bosco della Partecipanza di Trino Map
IT1120007 Italy Palude di S. Genuario Map
IT1130004 Italy Lago di Bertignano (Viverone) e stagno presso la strada per Roppolo Map
IT1180005 Italy Ghiaia Grande (Fiume Po) Map
IT1180027 Italy Confluenza Po - Sesia - Tanaro Map
IT2020007 Italy Pineta pedemontana di Appiano Gentile Map
IT2040022 Italy Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna Map
IT2050010 Italy Oasi di Lacchiarella Map
IT2080004 Italy Palude Loja Map
IT2080015 Italy San Massimo Map
IT2080018 Italy Garzaia della Carola Map
IT3260017 Italy Colli Euganei - Monte Lozzo - Monte Ricco Map
IT4010018 Italy Fiume Po da Rio Boriacco a Bosco Ospizio Map
IT4020017 Italy Aree delle risorgive di Viarolo, Bacini di Torrile, Fascia golenale del Po Map
IT4030015 Italy Valli di Novellara Map
IT4040014 Italy Valli Mirandolesi Map
IT4040015 Italy Valle di Gruppo Map
IT4050024 Italy Biotopi e Ripristini ambientali di Bentivoglio, S. Pietro in Casale, Malalbergo e Baricella Map
IT5170002 Italy Selva Pisana Map
SKCHVU015 Slovakia Medzibodrozie Map
SKUEV0038 Slovakia Oborinske jamy Map
ROSCI0214 Romania Râul Tur Map
IT2040042 Italy Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola Map
ROSCI0025 Romania Cefa Map
DE6616304 Germany Rheinniederung Speyer-Ludwigshafen Map
BG0000396 Bulgaria Persina Map
ROSCI0231 Romania Nădab - Socodor - Vărșad Map
ROSCI0266 Romania Valea Oltețului Map
SKUEV0006 Slovakia Latorica Map
FR2601013 France Forêt de Cîteaux et environs Map
ROSCI0012 Romania Brațul Măcin Map
HUKM20019 Hungary Dél-Bihari szikesek Map
IT4020025 Italy Parma Morta Map
ROSCI0213 Romania Râul Prut Map
BG0000377 Bulgaria Kalimok - Brashlen Map
IT1180028 Italy Fiume Po - tratto vercellese alessandrino Map
ROSCI0068 Romania Diosig Map
ROSCI0206 Romania Porțile de Fier Map
ROSCI0048 Romania Crișul Alb Map
DE7513341 Germany Untere Schutter und Unditz Map
HUDD20045 Hungary Béda-Karapancsa Map
SI3000113 Slovenia Podvinci Map
SKUEV0012 Slovakia Besiansky polder Map
ROSCI0050 Romania Crișul Repede amonte de Oradea Map
ROSCI0039 Romania Ciuperceni - Desa Map
PLH060051 Poland Dolny Wieprz Map
FR4301350 France Étangs et Vallées du Territoire de Belfort Map
DE7015341 Germany Rheinniederung zwischen Wintersdorf und Karlsruhe Map
HUKM20001 Hungary Hódmezővásárhely környéki és csanádi-háti puszták Map
ROSCI0021 Romania Câmpia Ierului Map
ROSCI0065 Romania Delta Dunării Map
PTCON0003 Portugal Alvão / Marão Map
DE7512341 Germany Rheinniederung von Wittenweier bis Kehl Map
SI3000089 Slovenia Pragersko - marsiljka Map
ROSCI0043 Romania Comana Map
HUHN20145 Hungary Kecskeri-puszta és környéke Map
ROSCI0172 Romania Pădurea și Valea Canaraua Fetii - Iortmac Map
BG0000239 Bulgaria Obnova - Karaman dol Map
ROSCI0020 Romania Câmpia Careiului Map
ROSCI0045 Romania Coridorul Jiului Map
IT2080501 Italy Risaie della Lomellina Map
FR4301306 France Bresse jurassienne Map
ROSCI0064 Romania Defileul Mureșului Map
IT1120029 Italy Palude di San Genuario e San Silvestro Map
ROSCI0109 Romania Lunca Timișului Map
SI3000257 Slovenia Rački ribniki - Požeg Map
ROSCI0224 Romania Scroviștea Map
HUHN20002 Hungary Hortobágy Map
HUHN20043 Hungary Paszabi kubikgödrök Map
PLH240039 Poland Zbiornik Goczałkowicki - Ujście Wisły i Bajerki Map
ES0000471 Spain l'Albufera (ZEPA) Map
ROSCI0350 Romania Lunca Teuzului Map
FR2601017 France Val de Loire bocager Map
HR2000416 Croatia Lonjsko polje Map
HR2000449 Croatia Ribnjaci Crna Mlaka Map
HR2000427 Croatia Gajna Map
HR2000394 Croatia Kopački rit Map
HR2000415 Croatia Odransko polje Map
HR2000451 Croatia Ribnjaci Pisarovina Map
HR2000441 Croatia Ribnjak Narta Map
HR2000420 Croatia Sunjsko polje Map
SI3000080 Slovenia Medvedce Map
AT2248000 Austria Südsteirische Teichlandschaft Map
AT2247000 Austria Wundschuh-Neuteich Map
IT1120026 Italy Stazioni di Isoetes malinverniana Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Fougère d'eau à quatre feuilles French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kleefarn German Korneck, D., M. Schnittler & I. Vollmer
Marsilea à quatre feuilles French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
marsylia czterolistna Polish Polish NRC
Trébol de cuatro hojas Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Trifoglio acquatico comune Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Vierblättriger kleefarn German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Marsilea quadrifoliata L.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (accepted) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Marsilea quadrifolia European Network on Invasive Alien Species
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

22 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2014-01-07 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-20 Germany German national report 2013 DE_species_reports.xml
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-16 Slovenia SI_Article_17_Report_2013_2nd_submission SI_species_reports-131216-13555.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-10-11 Austria Art 17 HD AT_species_reports-13916-161758.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Marsilea quadrifolia
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Marsilea quadrifolia
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Marsilea quadrifolia
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Marsilea quadrifolia
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Marsilea quadrifolia
2008-02-28 France rapport France Marsilea quadrifolia
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Marsilea quadrifolia
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Marsilea quadrifolia
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Marsilea quadrifolia
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