Cornish Biodiversity Network  -  Supporting Wildlife Recording

   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z restore

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.

Pteris cretica - Cretan Fern

Occasionally found naturalised, as at Polgooth (SW95V), Ribbon Fern is rarely persistent for very long as it does not seem able to survive bad winters. [The entry for the Polgooth site is mistakenly given for SX05 in Margetts & Spurgin (1991)]. A specimen growing from an old mortared wall at Pool, near Camborne (SW64Q, 1996, C.N.French) was remarkable in that it had successfully produced spores. This particular plant died in 1997.

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.