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
Found on acidic soils, associated with a variety of tree species - Oak Quercus spp., Silver Birch Betula pendula , Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa , and Beech Fagus sylvatica . Known from scattered localities in England, Scotland and recently Wales. In Cornwall there are at least four recent, post-1990 sites: on a stream bank with Quercus / Salix in the Loe Valley near Helston (2000), Ethy Woods near Lerryn (1997), Millock Wood south of Bude (1990) and most recently at Red Moor (a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve) near Bodmin (2007). This fungus is on the UK BAP List of Priority Species as a Group Plan species (Toothed Fungi).
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.