Coincya wrightii

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeCoincyaCoincya wrightii

Ecology

A perennial, occasionally biennial, herb, mainly found in open communities on S.-facing cliffs. It will grow on flat ground on the tops of cliffs, but only where protected from grazing animals and shielded from invading shrubs. Recent evidence suggests that seed can be dispersed in sea water. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Endemic.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral rock (does not include maritime grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 986

Height (cm): 90

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Life Form - secondary

Hemicryptophyte

Comment on Life Form

"has much the character of a semi-rosette hemicryptophyte, but according to Rich (1991) stem is woody below"

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000457413

Atlas text references

Atlas (34d)
Compton SG, Key RS
2000.  Biological Flora of the British Isles. No. 211. Coincya wrightii (O.E. Schulz) Stace. Journal of Ecology. 88:535-548.
Jalas & Suominen (1996)
Marren (1971
1972)
Rich (1991
1999b)
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.