|Scientific Name:||Narcissus asturiensis|
|Species Authority:||(Jord.) Pugsley|
Ajax asturiensis Jord.
Narcissus minor L. subspecies asturiensis (Jord.) Barra & G.López
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Caldas, F.B. & Moreno Saiz, J.C.|
|Reviewer(s):||Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.|
This species is classified as Least Concern as the existing threats are unlikely to cause the species’ populations to severely decline in the near future.
Narcissus asturiensis is found in the northern half of Spain and in central and northwest Portugal in mountains above 800 m (Anthos 2009, Commission of the European Communities 2009). This species is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula and its extent of occurrence is of 11,400 km² most of it in Spain (Commission of the European Communities 2009). The range of the species in Portugal is 2,427 km² and increasing (1991-2005) (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
Native:Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
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|Population:||This species has been recorded in Spain at between 190 to 210 localities. In Portugal, the population is over 10,000 individuals (Commission of the European Communities 2009), and it has been recorded in seven mountains (ICNB 2006).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This species is present in glades of Quercus woods or "Quejigares" which are forests with Quercus faginea. It can also grow in Atlantic woodlands and shrublands, medium and high mountain grasslands and humid heaths of Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix, and in rocky meadows, In Portugal, it was also reported from grasslands dominated by Nardus spp. (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
It can be found in the following Habitats Directive habitats:
|Use and Trade:||This species is collected for trade (ICNB 2006).|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threats for this species are the (commercial) collection of the plants, modifications of woodland management and changes in agriculture uses.|
This species is listed on Annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive. There are no other major conservation measures recommended.
It is found in a protected area in Portugal (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
|Citation:||Caldas, F.B. & Moreno Saiz, J.C. 2013. Narcissus asturiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 March 2015.|
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