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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.

Arum italicum subsp. neglectum - Late Cuckoo Pint

Range & Status

Native. Oceanic Temperate plant; found in western Europe from north Spain to the British Isles. Mostly along the southern coast of Britain, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.

Regional Distribution

Most common around St. Ives (SW54), Hayle (SW53) and Penzance (SW42) and scattered elsewhere. On the Isles of Scilly it is the dominant Cuckoo Pint (no A. maculatum present) and is on all the inhabited islands plus Samson.

Habitat & Ecology

Found in open deciduous woodland, churchyards, by paths, road verges and Cornish Hedges. In the Isles of Scilly it is also found beside pools and in arable fields.




None of the sites are protected, except on the Isles of Scilly where it occurs in some


Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.