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
Growing with both broadleaf and coniferous trees on acid, sandy soils mainly in the south. Once thought not to be an authentic British species, however, discovery of a very old valid specimen in the herbarium at Kew, and two collections at Polgeel Wood (2006) and Cabilla Wood (2006) have seen this very rare species being firmly placed on the British list.
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.