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
Native. Eurosiberian Temperate orchid; also in Eastern Asia. Widespread throughout the British Isles and most common to the south and east of the Welsh Marches. Declining rapidly.
Only recently seen in Namphillow Wood, near Cowlands Creek (SW84), Greenscoombe Wood (SX37) and Tamp' s Wood, near Millook (SX19).
Habitat & Ecology
Very small numbers have been found in deciduous woodland. At one site it was found in deep shade in a Beech Fagus sylvatica wood.
All three sites are protected.
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.