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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.

Entosthodon pulchellus

Range & Status

(syn. Funaria muhlenbergii sensu Paton, 1969; F. pulchella H.Philib.). Incompletely known because of confusion with E. muhlenbergii (Turner) Fife prior to the study by Crundwell & Nyholm (1974). Reliably recorded since then in W., S. and C. Europe, Macaronesia, N. Africa, SW. and C. Asia and Arizona. In the British Isles known from a few scattered localities in Wales and S. and SW. England (mostly on coasts), with one in NE. Scotland.

Regional Distribution

The only confirmed record was from Bossiney Haven in 1963, where it has not been

refound. 19th century records from St. Minver and Port Quin are referable to either this

species or F. muhlenbergii .

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded only on ' soil between rocks on bank above path into cove' . Elsewhere, the

species grows on unshaded calcareous soil. Capsules are common, ripening from early April (Somerset: Herb. DTH) to May (Crundwell in Hill et al ., 1994).


No information.


None, although the Bossiney Haven site is on protected land.

Click here to see Dr. David Holyoak's Bryophyte Flora for this species


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.