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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.

Lecanora strobilina - a lichen

Range & Status

Very rare on the bark of conifers. In Britain, it has recently been recorded from St. Mary' s (in a coastal conifer plantation) and two localities in Caernarvonshire and Merioneth. There is also a modern record from County Kerry in south-western Ireland, and an old record on wood from the Channel Islands. It may, however, be somewhat under-recorded owing to confusion with fertile specimens of the common L. expallens . There appears to be no immediate threat to this species.


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.