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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.

Pittosporum crassifolium - Pittosporum

Pittosporum was originally planted as a windbreak on the Isles of Scilly and seedlings are appearing at many locations, often well away from habitation. These bird-sown plants are to be found on cliffs, hedges, in bulb fields, on walls, cliff-tops and amongst boulders on the shore. In Cornwall, plants have been recorded on St. Ives Island (SW54F, 1972, S.M.Turk).

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


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