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
A parasitic species on the living roots of Oak Quercus spp., and rarely Beech Fagus
sylvatica , in old open woodland or parkland. An old record, pre-1940s for VC1 (Penzance area) and one recent record for VC2 on the St. Antony Estate in 1988. A widespread species in southern England which is included in the UK BAP List of Priority Species 2007.
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.