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
Found in acid soils, in mixed deciduous and conifer woods, usually with Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa , Beech Fagus sylvatica or Oak Quercus spp. Most frequently reported from southern England, especially in older woodland. There are at least seven relatively recent records for Cornwall: Callestick (1987) and Argal Reservoir (1999) both in VC1; Redlake (Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve - 1998), Ethy Wood near Lerryn (1997), Marsland Reserve (1999), Veryan (1999) and Heligan Gardens (2000) in VC2. This is on the UK BAP List of Priority Species as a Grouped Plan species (Toothed Fungi).
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.