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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.

Mespilus germanica - Medlar

Medlar has always been a rare introduced tree which has been found growing in hedges, orchards, woodland, a few withy beds, and on cliffs. It usually occurs singly. However, five plants were seen at Plain-an-gwarry near Marazion in 1981 (SW53F, R.Hirst). Other records include Lower Polmorla (SW96S, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), Higher Bejowan (SW86Q, 1993, H.M.Meredith), Cumble Tor Farm (SX35Z, 1997, M.Atkinson), alongside the tramway near Bridge (SW64S, 1996, C.N.French) and in woods near Gweek (SW72D, 1987, R.J.Murphy).

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