Serapias parviflora

Tracheophyta SerapiasSerapias parviflora

Ecology

A small, tuberous perennial herb found growing in rabbit grazed grassland in Ulex europaeus and Rubus fruticosus agg. scrub on S.-facing coastal cliffs. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Mediterranean-Atlantic element.

Broad Habitats

Neutral grassland (includes coarse Arrhenatherum grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1048

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

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

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000463460

Atlas text references

French CN, Murphy RJ, Atkinson MGC
1999.  Flora of Cornwall.
Murphy RJ
1994.  Progress report. Botanical Cornwall. 6:1-7.