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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.

Polypodium cambricum - Southern Polypody

Southern Polypody is the rarest of the Polypodium species in Cornwall and is mainly restricted to the south east, where it grows on old mortared walls. Here it is frequent around St. German's (SX35N, 1991, G.Messenger) and Saltash (SX45J, 1990, R.J.Murphy). Though very rare in West Cornwall, it is common in Padstow and can be found on mortared walls around Prideaux Place (SW97C, 1996, C.N.French). Other locations include Trevilling Creek (SW97W, 1994, R.J.Murphy), Fowey (SX15F, 1990, K.L.Spurgin) and Shutta (SX25L, 1992, R.E.Lees) .

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