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 newly described (2005) species for Britain which is found on consolidated soil near the sea. Discovered in the Isles of Scilly during the early 2000s it is now known from St. Martin' s and St. Agnes. Since then it has been recorded on mainland Cornwall, Devon, west and south-west Scotland and south-west Ireland. This species appears to be part of the Macronesian element of the lichen flora of Britain.
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.