Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Magnoliopsida > Order: Poales > Family: Poaceae > Genus: Festuca > Species: Festuca elegans

Festuca elegans Boiss.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 64 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1885


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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
ES0000031 Spain Sierra de Grazalema Map
ES0000090 Spain Sierra Morena Map
ES0000116 Spain Valle de Iruelas Map
ES0000210 Spain Alto Sil Map
ES0000355 Spain Hurdes Map
ES0000370 Spain Sierra de Gata y Valle de las Pilas Map
ES0000374 Spain Ancares Map
ES0000376 Spain Baixa Limia - Serra do Xurés Map
ES1120001 Spain Ancares - Courel Map
ES1120016 Spain Río Cabe Map
ES1130001 Spain Baixa Limia Map
ES1130002 Spain Macizo Central Map
ES4110002 Spain Sierra de Gredos Map
ES4130003 Spain Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Map
ES4130010 Spain Sierra de los Ancares Map
ES4130035 Spain Valle de San Emiliano Map
ES4130037 Spain Hoces de Vegacervera Map
ES4130050 Spain Montaña Central de León Map
ES4130149 Spain Omaña Map
ES4320039 Spain Sierra de las Villuercas y Valle del Guadarranque Map
ES6140004 Spain Sierra Nevada Map
PTCON0001 Portugal Peneda / Gerês Map
PTCON0002 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map
PTCON0040 Portugal Côrno do Bico Map
PTZPE0002 Portugal Serra do Gerês Map
PTZPE0037 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
ES4130137 Spain Rebollares del Cea Map
PTCON0051 Portugal Complexo do Açor Map
ES4110078 Spain Riberas del Río Alberche y afluentes Map
ES4150126 Spain Valle del Cuerpo de Hombre Map
ES6140010 Spain Sierra de Baza Norte Map
ES4320037 Spain Sierra de Gata Map
ES4150032 Spain El Rebollar Map
ES6140015 Spain Barrancos del Río de Aguas Blancas Map
ES4190033 Spain Sierra de la Culebra Map
ES4180081 Spain Riberas del Río Adaja y afluentes Map
PTCON0021 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
ES4320031 Spain Río Tietar Map
ES4320011 Spain Las Hurdes Map
PTCON0028 Portugal Gardunha Map
PTCON0014 Portugal Serra da Estrela Map
ES4190105 Spain Lago de Sanabria y alrededores Map
PTCON0025 Portugal Montemuro Map
ES4150101 Spain Candelario Map
ES4320013 Spain Granadilla Map
PTCON0023 Portugal Morais Map
ES1130007 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
ES4150107 Spain Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Map
ES4190110 Spain Sierra de la Cabrera Map
ES4320038 Spain Sierra de Gredos y Valle del Jerte Map
ES4130117 Spain Montes Aquilanos y Sierra de Teleno Map
PTCON0003 Portugal Alvão / Marão Map
ES4110034 Spain Sierra de la Paramera y Serrota Map
PTCON0022 Portugal Douro Internacional Map
ES4150085 Spain Riberas del Río Tormes y afluentes Map
ES4190060 Spain Tejedelo Map
ES4190067 Spain Riberas del Río Tera y afluentes Map
ES4110020 Spain Pinar de Hoyocasero Map
ES6140001 Spain Sierra de Baza Map
ES4110115 Spain Valle del Tiétar Map
ES4250005 Spain Montes de Toledo Map
ES4190131 Spain Riberas del Río Tuela y afluentes Map
ES0000437 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
PTZPE0003 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Festuca merinoi Pau

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

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

3 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
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 Festuca elegans
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