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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Hygrocybe spadicea - Date Waxcap

Range & Status

An upland species on south-facing limestone pastures in sub-montane regions, but also recorded on calcareous dunes and unimproved grassland elsewhere. Records from Slapton on the south Devon coast (1994) and unimproved grassland at Kiberick Cove (The National Trust) where a large number of specimens were found in 1992. Also a possible record in Tehidy Woods (1976). This species is listed on the UK BAP Priority Species (2007) list.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.