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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.

Orobanche rapum-genistae - Greater Broomrape

Greater Broomrape is very rare in Cornwall and absent from the Isles of Scilly. Nationally Scarce, it may be found on Broom (Cytisus scoparius) as on the cliffs at Stanbury Mouth (SS11W, 1987, T.J.Dingle), and by a cliff path to Camel's Cove (SW93J, 1991, BSBI). In more inland sites it is found on Gorse (Ulex europaeus), as at Tregarne Mill (SW72W, 1992, M.Combe) and at Bake Farm (SX35J, 1995, F.Lister).

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.