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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 x grandis - Hybrid orchid

i> Dactylorhiza x grandis is the hybrid between D. fuchsii and D. praetermissa . Although considered the commonest hybrid orchid in southern Britain it is rare in Cornwall, due to the few sites where D. fuchsii is present. It has been found at three sites around St. Ives Bay, an area where both parents can be found.

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.