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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Gymnadenia borealis - Fragrant Orchid

Previously known as Gymnadenia conopsea ssp. borealis (Druce) F.Rose, Fragrant Orchid can be found on a relatively few heaths and moors. However, where it occurs it can often be found in large numbers and be seen year after year, especially on some of the Lizard heaths. Sites include Predannack Reserve (SW61Y, 1987, S.M.Hocking), near Trenoon (SW71E, 1992, C.N.French), a heath north of Kuggar (SW71J, 1994, D.T.Holyoak), south west of Polkerth (SW72F, 1998, R.J.Murphy), Carn Moor (SW75W, 1992, I.J.Bennallick), Rosenannon Downs (SW96N, 1993, I.J.Bennallick), Pinsla Downs (SX16D, 1989, T.J.Dingle) and Redrice Down (SX16N, 1997, M.Atkinson).

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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.