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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.

Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam

Hornbeam is very rare in West Cornwall where it tends to occur as isolated individuals, such as at Rayle Bottoms (SW64W, 1990, C.N.French). In East Cornwall it is much more frequent and usually grows in woodland, such as Ditchen Wood (SX39C, 1993, M.Atkinson) and the Glynn valley woods (SX16S, 1996, M.Atkinson). In most instances it is probably planted.

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.