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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.

Gunnera tinctoria - Giant-rhubarb

Giant-rhubarb has become well established by a large number of flush and stream-side sites, particularly in West Cornwall. Some of the records may refer to G. manicata with which it can be confused. It can be seen in such places as Porthcurno (SW32W, 1983, K.L.Spurgin), the Clowance estate (SW63H, 1990, R.J.Murphy), Nanquidno (SW32U, 1993, D.T.Holyoak) and near Rosenannon (SW96N, 1996, I.J.Bennallick).


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