X asplenophyllitis microdon - Moore's Spleenwort
i> X Asplenophyllitis microdon , the hybrid between Asplenium obovatum
and Phyllitis scolopendrium
, still occurs in the wild on Guernsey (Jee, 1994), but despite extensive searching has not been relocated in Cornwall. It was reported in 1856 and the herbarium sheet (Moore herbarium at Kew) is labelled ' 5 miles inland from Penzance, on a ruinous building, with Asplenium lanceolatum. G.Wager 1856.' The label also had ' at the village of Gullan' subsequently added. The exact location of ' Gullan' has not been identified. However, it could possibly refer to Sellan or Gurlyn. Further material (gathered between 1860 and 1865) has been found in the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. The sheets appear to include specimens from both Guernsey and Cornwall (Page, 1991 and 1997).
French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.