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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.

Hypopitys monotropa - Yellow Bird's-nest

Range & Status

Native. Circumpolar Temperate species. Mostly found in southern England and Wales and scattered across Ireland.

Regional Distribution

Historic records from near Baripper (SW63) and Baldhu (SW74). A possible introduction.

Habitat & Ecology

Normally a plant of calcareous woodland or dune-slacks. In Cornwall it has been found in a garden at Baripper and a conifer plantation by Baldhu churchyard.






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.