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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.

Cordyline australis - Dracaena Palm

Cabbage-palm (Dracaena Palm) is much planted in the coastal resorts of West Cornwall and is sometimes found as seedlings. Young plants can often be seen growing from the base of existing trees. Garden throw-outs have also been found on mine waste near Redruth (SW74C, 1994, D.T.Holyoak) and on the Towans between Hayle and Godrevy (SW53U & SW54W).

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.