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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.

Melaspilea lentiginosa

b> Range & Status

A lichenicolous fungus commensalistic or parasitic on the lichen Phaeographis dendritica , mainly in ancient woodland. Southern England (Hampshire, Devon, Sussex and Cornwall), south-west Ireland (Cork). Recently found to be quite frequent in the Falmouth \endash Mawnan Smith area and Godolphin Estate (both VC1), and at Lanhydrock (VC2). These sites represent the best populations outside of the New Forest.


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.