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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.

Dactylorhiza fuchsii var. cornubiensis - Hebridean Orchid

Formerly thought to be ssp. hebridensis (Margetts & David, 1981), the Cornish plants are now considered to be a separate variety (Bateman & Denholm, 1989) and are referred to under this name in Margetts & Spurgin (1991). Var. cornubiensis has been recorded at two sites, from dune grassland at Lelant (SW53P, 1981, L.J.Margetts) and in cliff grassland at Lye Cove, Bossiney (SX08U, 1981, B.E.M.Garratt).

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.