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Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Polypodiopsida > Order: Polypodiales > Family: Blechnaceae > Genus: Woodwardia > Species: Woodwardia radicans

Woodwardia radicans (L.) Sm.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 98 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 1426


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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
ES0000044 Spain Garajonay Map
ES0000122 Spain Aritzakun-Urritzate-Gorramendi Map
ES1110001 Spain Ortigueira - Mera Map
ES1110002 Spain Costa Ártabra Map
ES1110003 Spain Fragas do Eume Map
ES1110007 Spain Betanzos - Mandeo Map
ES1110013 Spain Xubia - Castro Map
ES1120002 Spain Río Eo Map
ES1120012 Spain Río Landro Map
ES1120015 Spain Serra do Xistral Map
ES1140006 Spain Río Tea Map
ES1200001 Spain Picos de Europa (Asturias) Map
ES1200027 Spain Río Esva Map
ES1200032 Spain Río Sella Map
ES1200034 Spain Río Purón Map
ES1200035 Spain Río Cares-Deva Map
ES1200042 Spain Sierra Plana de la Borbolla Map
ES1200043 Spain Sierra del Sueve Map
ES1300001 Spain Liébana Map
ES1300002 Spain Montaña oriental Map
ES1300003 Spain Rias occidentales y Duna de Oyambre Map
ES1300005 Spain Dunas del Puntal y Estuario del Miera Map
ES1300007 Spain Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel Map
ES1300008 Spain Rio Deva Map
ES1300009 Spain Río Nansa Map
ES1300011 Spain Río Asón Map
ES1300012 Spain Río Agüera Map
ES1300020 Spain Río Saja Map
ES1300021 Spain Valles altos del Nansa y Saja y Alto Campoo Map
ES1300022 Spain Sierra del Escudo de Cabuérniga Map
ES2120006 Spain Pagoeta Map
ES2120017 Spain Jaizkibel Map
ES2130001 Spain Armañón Map
ES2130002 Spain Ordunte Map
ES2130006 Spain Urdaibaiko ibai sarea / Red fluvial de Urdaibai Map
ES4120049 Spain Bosques del Valle de Mena Map
ES7010004 Spain Azuaje Map
ES7010038 Spain Barranco de La Virgen Map
ES7020008 Spain Pinar de Garafía Map
ES7020009 Spain Guelguén Map
ES7020010 Spain Las Nieves Map
ES7020011 Spain Cumbre Vieja Map
ES7020020 Spain Tablado Map
ES7020030 Spain Majona Map
ES7020045 Spain Pijaral Map
ES7020054 Spain Corona Forestal Map
ES7020069 Spain Las Lagunetas Map
ES7020074 Spain Los Campeches, Tigaiga y Ruiz Map
ES7020075 Spain La Resbala Map
ES7020084 Spain Barlovento, Garafía, El Paso y Tijarafe Map
ES7020089 Spain Sabinar de La Galga Map
ES7020090 Spain Monteverde de Don Pedro-Juan Adalid Map
ES7020091 Spain Monteverde de Gallegos-Franceses Map
ES7020092 Spain Monteverde de Lomo Grande Map
ES7020093 Spain Monteverde de Barranco Seco-Barranco del Agua Map
ES7020095 Spain Anaga Map
ES7020097 Spain Teselinde-Cabecera de Vallehermoso Map
ES7020098 Spain Montaña del Cepo Map
ES7020101 Spain Laderas de Enchereda Map
ES7020106 Spain Cabecera Barranco de Aguajilva Map
ES7020109 Spain Barrancos del Cedro y Liria Map
IT8050045 Italy Sorgenti del Vallone delle Ferriere di Amalfi Map
PTCON0001 Portugal Peneda / Gerês Map
PTCOR0001 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTFAI0004 Portugal Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFLO0002 Portugal Zona Central - Morro Alto - Ilha das Flores Map
PTFLO0003 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTJOR0014 Portugal Costa NE e Ponta do Topo - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTMAD0001 Portugal Laurissilva da Madeira Map
PTMIG0019 Portugal Lagoa do Fogo - Ilha de S. Miguel Map
PTPIC0009 Portugal Montanha do Pico, Prainha e Caveiro - Ilha do Pico Map
PTTER0017 Portugal Serra Santa Bárbara e Pico Alto - Ilha da Terceira Map
PTZPE0002 Portugal Serra do Gerês 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
PTZPE0027 Portugal Zona Central do Pico - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0033 Portugal Pico da Vara / Ribeira do Guilherme - Ilha de S. Miguel Map
IT9350169 Italy Contrada Fossia (Maropati) Map
IT9340090 Italy Fiumara di Brattirò (Valle Ruffa) Map
IT9350300 Italy Costa Viola Map
IT9350162 Italy Torrente S. Giuseppe Map
IT9350168 Italy Fosso Cavaliere (Cittanova) Map
ITA030010 Italy Fiume Fiumedinisi, Monte Scuderi Map
IT9350147 Italy Fiumara Laverde Map
FR9400569 France Crêtes du Cap corse, vallon de Sisco Map
ITA030007 Italy Affluenti del Torrente Mela Map
IT8030008 Italy Dorsale dei Monti Lattari Map
IT9350165 Italy Torrente Portello Map
IT9350136 Italy Vallata dello Stilaro Map
ITA030042 Italy Monti Peloritani, Dorsale Curcuraci, Antennamare e area marina dello stretto di Messina Map
IT9350166 Italy Vallone Fusolano (Cinquefrondi) Map
IT8030005 Italy Corpo centrale dell'Isola di Ischia Map
PTCON0047 Portugal Serras da Freita e Arada Map
ES1200016 Spain Ría del Eo Map
ES1200009 Spain Ponga-Amieva Map
PTMIG0024 Portugal Serra da Tronqueira / Planalto dos Graminhais Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Felce bulbifera Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Feto de Botâo Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Helecho de Cumbre Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Píjara Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Prígida Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Woodwardia radicant French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Wurzelnder Kettenfarn German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (accepted) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

Reportnet deliveries

European Environment Agency (EEA)
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