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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.

Malva pseudolavatera - Cornish Mallow

Although still common on the inhabited islands of the Isles of Scilly, Cretan Mallow may well be extinct in Cornwall. It was last seen near Longrock, between Marazion and Penzance, in 1988 (SW43V, T. Edwards). This single remaining site has been destroyed by coastal sea defence works. Cretan Mallow is a Red Data Book plant.

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.