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.
Range & Status
Throughout England as far north as Yorkshire.
Discovered in Lanhydrock Park in 2008.
Habitat & Ecology
Develops in red-rotten heartwood caused by the fungus Laetiporus sulphureus within old Oak Quercus spp. trees, especially open-grown trees in historic parklands.
Loss of old parkland Oaks.
Retention of old trees and their associated deadwood.
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.