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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.

Cyrtomium falcatum - House Holly-fern

House Holly-fern grows in sheltered frost-free coastal localities. On the Isles of Scilly it grows on St. Mary's at the back of the beach amongst boulders at Porth Minick and also on hedge walls. On the mainland it grows in similar habitats and has been found at the back of the beach at Cadgwith (SW71H, 1998, C.N. French), on the cliffs at Newquay (SW76V, 1997, H.M.Meredith), in a cliff waterfall at East Coombe (SX15Q, 1998, L.McDonnell) and is still to be seen under a rock overhang by the track from Tintagel down to Tintagel Castle (SX08P, 1989, R. FitzGerald).

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.