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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.

Sorbus devoniensis - Broad-leaved Whitebeam

Range & Status

Endemic to Devon, south-east Ireland and Cornwall.

Regional Distribution

It occurs in Cornwall at only two nearby sites very close to the border with Devon; at

Tetcott and north of Beardon (SX39). Last recorded in 1999, it is presumed to still be


Habitat & Ecology

Grows in a few rural Cornish Hedges.


Hedge removal and inappropriate management.


Neither site is protected.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


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.