The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
A very local species of exposed rocks on the tops of sea cliffs, in scattered sites in southwest England, east and west Scotland, the Isle of Man and south-west Ireland. It occurs on acidic coastal rocks in West Penwith and the Isles of Scilly and elsewhere in Cornwall, but is also known from ultramafic serpentine at Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula.
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.