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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.

Liocranum rupicola

Range & Status

Local in south-west Britain.

Regional Distribution

This species is almost certainly under-recorded in Cornwall, where prior to 2000 it has been found at Polperro and an unknown site in north Cornwall. Recent surveys on The Lizard have discovered this species at Beagles Point, Black Head and Chynhalls Cliff.

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded from quarries, cracks in cliffs and under stones in dry habitats. The Lizard

records are from maritime screes.


None known.




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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.