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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.

Microglossum olivaceum - Olive Earthtongue

Range & Status

Found in grassland, on lawns and occasionally deciduous woodland. There are four post-2000 Cornish records for VC1 and three for VC2. It has been found in short coastal turf (dunes), grass-covered mine spoil and on one occasion in deciduous woodland. This is a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species with a Species Action Plan (SAP).


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.