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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.

Fellhanera christiansenii

Range & Status

Recently described as a new species for Britain. The single British record (2002) is from the bark of Hazel Corylus avellana from Dizzard Woods near the coast in north-east Cornwall. Also recorded as a foliicolous, mainly on Box Buxus spp. In north-east Spain (Pyrenees) and southern Italy where it is quite rare. It is abundant on living leaves in the laurisilva in the Canary Islands and Madeira.


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.