Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Magnoliopsida > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae > Genus: Himantoglossum > Species: Himantoglossum caprinum

Himantoglossum caprinum (M.Bieb.) Spreng.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 73 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
May also occur in
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 2327


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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
HUDI30001 Hungary Vértes Map
SKCHVU014 Slovakia Male Karpaty Map
BG0000298 Bulgaria Konyavska planina Map
BG0000618 Bulgaria Vidima Map
BG0000304 Bulgaria Golak Map
BG0000295 Bulgaria Dolni Koriten Map
BG0000421 Bulgaria Preslavska planina Map
SKUEV0158 Slovakia Modry vrch Map
BG0000616 Bulgaria Mikre Map
BG0001012 Bulgaria Zemen Map
BG0001011 Bulgaria Osogovska planina Map
BG0000107 Bulgaria Suha reka Map
BG0001014 Bulgaria Karlukovo Map
BG0000214 Bulgaria Dryanovski manastir Map
HUDD20030 Hungary Mecsek Map
HUDI20039 Hungary Pilis és Visegrádi-hegység Map
BG0000217 Bulgaria Zhdreloto na reka Tundzha Map
SKUEV0277 Slovakia Nad vinicami Map
HUDD20003 Hungary Villánykövesdi Fekete-hegy Map
HUDI20052 Hungary Érd-százhalombattai táblarög Map
BG0000382 Bulgaria Shumensko plato Map
BG0000104 Bulgaria Provadiysko - Royaksko plato Map
HUDD20001 Hungary Tenkes Map
BG0000230 Bulgaria Fakiyska reka Map
BG0000240 Bulgaria Studenets Map
BG0001043 Bulgaria Etropole - Baylovo Map
BG0000106 Bulgaria Harsovska reka Map
BG0000149 Bulgaria Rishki prohod Map
BG0000608 Bulgaria Lomovete Map
HUBN20072 Hungary Tokaji Kopasz-hegy Map
BG0001040 Bulgaria Zapadna Stara planina i Predbalkan Map
BG0000399 Bulgaria Bulgarka Map
BG0000139 Bulgaria Luda Kamchia Map
BG0000117 Bulgaria Kotlenska planina Map
BG0000518 Bulgaria Vartopski dol Map
BG0000213 Bulgaria Tarnovski visochini Map
BG0000206 Bulgaria Sadievo Map
HUDI20009 Hungary Budai-hegység Map
HUDI20018 Hungary Északi-Gerecse Map
BG0000393 Bulgaria Ekokoridor Kamchia - Emine Map
BG0000420 Bulgaria Grebenets Map
HUDI20020 Hungary Gerecse Map
BG0000615 Bulgaria Devetashko plato Map
HUDI20038 Hungary Nyugat-Cserhát és Naszály Map
BG0000263 Bulgaria Skalsko Map
BG0000166 Bulgaria Vrachanski Balkan Map
SKUEV0130 Slovakia Zobor Map
BG0000254 Bulgaria Besaparski vazvishenia Map
BG0000322 Bulgaria Dragoman Map
BG0000216 Bulgaria Emen Map
BG0001375 Bulgaria Ostritsa Map
BG0001032 Bulgaria Rodopi - Iztochni Map
BG0000432 Bulgaria Golyama reka Map
HUDI20016 Hungary Epöli szarmata vonulat Map
BG0000164 Bulgaria Sinite kamani Map
HUAN20001 Hungary Aggteleki-karszt és peremterületei Map
BG0000113 Bulgaria Vitosha Map
BG0001042 Bulgaria Iskarski prolom - Rzhana Map
HUDI20030 Hungary Központi-Gerecse Map
BG0000118 Bulgaria Zlatni pyasatsi Map
BG0001017 Bulgaria Karvav kamak Map
BG0000501 Bulgaria Golyama Kamchia Map
BG0000218 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 1 Map
BG0000102 Bulgaria Dolinata na reka Batova Map
BG0001493 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan - bufer Map
BG0000624 Bulgaria Lyubash Map
BG0001028 Bulgaria Sreden Pirin - Alibotush Map
BG0000116 Bulgaria Kamchia Map
BG0000573 Bulgaria Kompleks Kaliakra Map
BG0000623 Bulgaria Taushan tepe Map
BG0000137 Bulgaria Reka Dolna Luda Kamchia Map
BG0000628 Bulgaria Chirpanski vazvishenia Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100