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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Tremella versicolor

Range & Status

A parasitic species on the hymenium of Peniophora spp. Rarely reported or collected

and, in fact, ' forgotten' for over a century, with several early and recent records, but none between 1895 and 1996. Two early records for Cornwall and a recent record, parasitising Peniophora lycii on Wild Privet Ligustrum vulgare , at Gear Sands near Perranporth (2000).


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.