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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.

Rhizophagus picipes

Range & Status

Widespread in Britain but very localised.

Regional Distribution

Discovered in Greystone Wood in 1991 (Alexander, 1999).

Habitat & Ecology

Found under sappy bark on freshly dead trunks and boughs of various trees.


Loss of fresh deadwood through clearance of fallen timber. Conversion of native

broadleaved woodland to plantation forestry.


Protection of native woodlands from damaging developments, and retention of fallen



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.