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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.

Llimonaea sorediata

Range & Status

A newly described species (2007). Found as pinkish patches on basaltic rocks at Com Head and Pentire Head on the north-east Cornish coastline. More recently (2008) found in quantity on the walls of Godolphin House (The National Trust). Its true distribution is not known but it has an Atlantic distribution in Europe. It is also known from Portland (Dorset), Ireland, France (Brittany and Normandy), Spain (Cantabria) and Portugal.


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.