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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.

Rubus couchii - Couch's Bramble

Given the strong association of the Couch family with the south coast towns of Fowey, Looe and Polperro it is perhaps appropriate that this endemic bramble is confined to a small area within a few miles of the latter two ports. Rilstone reported that it grew ‘on the edge of thickets at the bottom of the valley’ at Polperro and was frequent in the area. In 1992 the bramble was refound by D.E.Allen (Allen, 1994) and its name confirmed as R. couchii, a name that had been given to it by Rilstone in 1946.


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