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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.

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Range & Status

Throughout England and extending into southern Scotland.

Regional Distribution

Listed in Clark (1906) but then not seen until 2008, when found in Lanhydrock Park.

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with King Alfred' s Cakes Daldinia concentrica on dead wood of old Ash

Fraxinus excelsior trees, but also found with deadwood of other broadleaved trees.


Loss of old parkland trees.


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.