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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.

Hericium cirrhatum - Tiered tooth

Range & Status

Weakly parasitic or saprotrophic, on fallen decayed wood of deciduous trees usually Beech Fagus sylvatica but occasionally other species. Most frequently recorded in southern and south-western England. Three records in Cornwall since 1974: Truthan Woods, St. Allen (1974), Tidna Valley near Morwenstow (2000) and Leball Wood near Bodmin (2006), all on Beech.


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.