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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Anacamptis pyramidalis - Pyramidal Orchid

Pyramidal Orchid grows in short-cropped calcareous grassland close to the sea; on fixed sand dunes and to a lesser extent on road banks and hedges where these are affected by wind-blown sand. The inland record for this orchid was one occurrence at South Crofty mine (SW64Q, 1991, G.J.Dixon) where it did not reappear in subsequent years. It is very rare on the Isles of Scilly. Sites include Whitesand Bay (SW32T), Lelant, Phillack, Hayle, Gwithian and Godrevy Towans (SW53N, SW53U, SW54V & SW54W), Mullion Golf Course (SW62Q), Penhale Sands (SW75T), Harlyn Bay (SW87S), St. Enodoc Golf Course (SW97I), Duckpool (SS21A), and Penlee Reserve (SX44J).

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.