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. Circumpolar Boreal-montane orchid. Found in the New Forest, Dorset, Cornwall, Devon, Wales, northern England and Scotland, Ireland and the Shetlands.
Not seen for several years and notoriously difficult to locate. It was last seen at Pendrift Downs on Bodmin Moor (SX17) in 1995, and probably still occurs somewhere on the Moor, and has also been looked for without success at Retire Common (SX06), last seen here in 1993.
Habitat & Ecology
In open patches in wet boggy situations. It is presumed to be a colonist of suitable
The most recent finds were in SSSI.
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.