Hectad (10km square) Distribution Maps

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The BSBI Maps Scheme produces dot maps showing the distribution of vascular plants and charophytes in the British Isles, updated at weekly intervals. It was launched in 1950 and is now based on a ten-year cycle of recording, so the black dots at any point in time show only the records that have come in so far this decade.

The BSBI Maps Scheme database was commissioned by David Pearman, designed by Alex Lockton and constructed by Alan Hale and Bob Ellis. Quentin Groom & Alex Lockton manage the data and maintain the maps. The project is funded by the BSBI.

The nomenclature used follows that of the New Flora of the British Isles (Third Edition) by Clive Stace.

View on BSBI DatabaseView on Plant Atlas 2020Common Name (Or description)
Adiantum capillus-venerisAdiantum capillus-veneris Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum pedatumAdiantum pedatum  
Adiantum raddianumAdiantum raddianum Delta Maidenhair
Anogramma leptophyllaAnogramma leptophylla Jersey Fern
Asplenium adiantum-nigrumAsplenium adiantum-nigrum Black Spleenwort
Asplenium ceterachAsplenium ceterachRustyback
Asplenium marinumAsplenium marinum Sea Spleenwort
Asplenium obovatum subsp. lanceolatumAsplenium obovatum subsp. lanceolatum Lanceolate Spleenwort
Asplenium onopterisAsplenium onopteris Western Black Spleenwort
Asplenium ruta-murariaAsplenium ruta-muraria Wall-rue
Asplenium scolopendriumAsplenium scolopendriumHart's-tongue
Asplenium septentrionaleAsplenium septentrionale Forked Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanesAsplenium trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. pachyrachisAsplenium trichomanes subsp. pachyrachis Lobed Maidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalensAsplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens Common Maidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. trichomanesAsplenium trichomanes subsp. trichomanes Delicate Maidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium virideAsplenium viride Green Spleenwort
Asplenium x alternifoliumAsplenium x alternifoliumAlternate-leaved Spleenwort ( Asplenium trichomanes x A. septentrionale )
Asplenium x clermontiaeAsplenium x clermontiae( Asplenium trichomanes x A. ruta-muraria )
Asplenium x confluensAsplenium x confluens ( Asplenium scolopendrium x A. trichomanes )
Asplenium x contreiAsplenium x contrei( Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x A. septentrionale )
Asplenium x jacksoniiAsplenium x jacksonii( Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x A. scolopendrium )
Asplenium x lusaticumAsplenium x lusaticum ( Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens x A. trichomanes subsp. trichomanes )
Asplenium x microdonAsplenium x microdon ( Asplenium obovatum subsp. lanceolatum x A. scolopendrium )
Asplenium x murbeckiiAsplenium x murbeckii Murbeck's Spleenwort ( Asplenium septentrionale x A. ruta-muraria )
Asplenium x sarnienseAsplenium x sarniense( Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x A. obovatum )
Asplenium x staufferiAsplenium x staufferi( Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens x A. trichomanes subsp. pachyrachis )
Asplenium x ticinenseAsplenium x ticinense( Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x A. onopteris )
Athyrium distentifoliumAthyrium distentifolium Alpine Lady-fern
Athyrium filix-feminaAthyrium filix-femina Lady Fern
Athyrium distentifolium var. flexileAthyrium distentifolium var. flexile Newman's Lady-fern
Azolla filiculoidesAzolla filiculoides American Water Fern
Blechnum cordatumBlechnum cordatum Chilean Hard-fern
Blechnum penna-marinaBlechnum penna-marina Alpine Hard Fern
Blechnum spicantBlechnum spicant Hard Fern
Botrychium lunariaBotrychium lunaria Moonwort
Cryptogramma crispaCryptogramma crispa Parsley Fern
Cyrtomium falcatumCyrtomium falcatum House Holly-fern
Cyrtomium fortuneiCyrtomium fortunei Matt Holly-fern
Cyrtomium macrophyllumCyrtomium macrophyllum Big-leaf Holly-fern
Cystopteris alpinaCystopteris alpinaAlpine Bladder-Fern
Cystopteris diaphanaCystopteris diaphana Diaphanous Bladder-fern
Cystopteris dickieanaCystopteris dickieana Dickie's Bladder-fern
Cystopteris fragilisCystopteris fragilis Brittle Bladder-fern
Cystopteris montanaCystopteris montana Mountain Bladder-fern
Diphasiastrum alpinumDiphasiastrum alpinumAlpine Clubmoss
Diphasiastrum complanatumDiphasiastrum complanatumIssler's Clubmoss
Diphasiastrum x issleriDiphasiastrum x issleriIssler's Clubmoss
Dryopteris aemulaDryopteris aemula Hay-scented Buckler-fern
Dryopteris affinisDryopteris affinis Golden Scaly Male-fern
Dryopteris affinis agg.Dryopteris affinis agg. Scaly Male Fern
Dryopteris borreriDryopteris borreri Borrer's Scaly Male-fern
Dryopteris cambrensisDryopteris cambrensis Narrow Scaly Male-fern
Dryopteris carthusianaDryopteris carthusianaNarrow Buckler-Fern
Dryopteris cristataDryopteris cristata Crested or Fen Buckler-fern
Dryopteris dilatataDryopteris dilatata Broad Buckler-fern
Dryopteris expansaDryopteris expansa Northern Buckler-fern
Dryopteris filix-masDryopteris filix-mas Common Male Fern
Dryopteris oreadesDryopteris oreades Mountain Male-fern
Dryopteris remotaDryopteris remota Scaly Buckler-fern
Dryopteris submontanaDryopteris submontana Rigid Buckler-fern
Dryopteris x ambroseaeDryopteris x ambroseae( Dryopteris dilatata x D. expansa )
Dryopteris x brathaicaDryopteris x brathaica( Dryopteris carthusiana x D. filix-mas )
Dryopteris x complexaDryopteris x complexa( Dryopteris affinis x D. filix-mas )
Dryopteris x deweveriDryopteris x deweveri( Dryopteris carthusiana x D. dilatata )
Dryopteris x mantoniaeDryopteris x mantoniae( Dryopteris filix-mas x D. oreades )
Dryopteris x pseudoabbreviataDryopteris x pseudoabbreviata( Dryopteris aemula x D. oreades )
Dryopteris x sarvelaeDryopteris x sarvelae( Dryopteris carthusiana x D. expansa )
Dryopteris x uliginosaDryopteris x uliginosa( Dryopteris carthusiana x D. cristata )
Equisetum arvenseEquisetum arvense Field Horsetail
Equisetum fluviatileEquisetum fluviatile Water Horsetail
Equisetum hyemaleEquisetum hyemale Rough Horsetail or Dutch Rush
Equisetum palustreEquisetum palustre Marsh Horsetail
Equisetum pratenseEquisetum pratense Shade Horsetail
Equisetum ramosissimumEquisetum ramosissimum Branched Horsetail
Equisetum sylvaticumEquisetum sylvaticum Wood Horsetail
Equisetum telmateiaEquisetum telmateia Great Horsetail
Equisetum variegatumEquisetum variegatum Variegated Horsetail
Equisetum x bowmaniiEquisetum x bowmanii( Equisetum sylvaticum x E. telmateia )
Equisetum x dyceiEquisetum x dycei( Equisetum fluviatile x E. palustre )
Equisetum x font-queriEquisetum x font-queri( Equisetum palustre x E. telmateia )
Equisetum x litoraleEquisetum x litoraleShore Horsetail ( Equisetum arvense x E. fluviatile )
Equisetum x mchaffieaeEquisetum x mchaffieae( Equisetum fluviatile x E. pratense )
Equisetum x meridionaleEquisetum x meridionale(Equisetum ramosissimum x E. variegatum)
Equisetum x mildeanumEquisetum x mildeanum( Equisetum pratense x E. sylvaticum )
Equisetum x mooreiEquisetum x mooreiMoore's Horsetail ( Equisetum hyemale x E. ramosissimum )
Equisetum x robertsiiEquisetum x robertsiiAnglesey Horsetail ( Equisetum arvense x E. telmateia )
Equisetum x rothmaleriEquisetum x rothmaleri( Equisetum arvense x E. palustre )
Equisetum x trachyodonEquisetum x trachyodonMackay's Horsetail ( Equisetum hyemale x E. variegatum )
Equisetum x willmotiiEquisetum x willmotii( Equisetum fluviatile x E. telmateia )
Gymnocarpium dryopterisGymnocarpium dryopteris Oak Fern
Gymnocarpium robertianumGymnocarpium robertianum Limestone Oak Fern
Huperzia selagoHuperzia selago Fir Clubmoss
Hymenophyllum tunbrigenseHymenophyllum tunbrigense Tunbridge Filmy-fern
Hymenophyllum wilsoniiHymenophyllum wilsonii Wilson's Filmy-fern
Isoetes echinosporaIsoetes echinospora Spring Quillwort
Isoetes histrixIsoetes histrix Land Quillwort
Isoetes lacustrisIsoetes lacustris Common Quillwort
Isoetes x hickeyiIsoetes x hickeyi( Isoetes lacustris x I. echinospora )
Lycopodiella inundataLycopodiella inundata Marsh Clubmoss
Lycopodium annotinumLycopodium annotinum Interrupted Clubmoss
Lycopodium clavatumLycopodium clavatum Stag's-horn Clubmoss
Lycopodium lagopusLycopodium lagopus Arctic Stag's-horn Clubmoss
Matteuccia struthiopterisMatteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich Fern
Ophioglossum azoricumOphioglossum azoricum Small Adder's-tongue
Ophioglossum lusitanicumOphioglossum lusitanicum Least Adder's-tongue
Ophioglossum vulgatumOphioglossum vulgatum Common Adder's-tongue
Oreopteris limbospermaOreopteris limbosperma Mountain or Lemon-scented Fern
Osmunda regalisOsmunda regalis Royal Fern
Phegopteris connectilisPhegopteris connectilis Beech Fern
Pilularia globuliferaPilularia globulifera Pillwort
Polypodium cambricumPolypodium cambricum Southern Polypody
Polypodium interjectumPolypodium interjectum Western Polypody
Polypodium vulgarePolypodium vulgare Common Polypody
Polypodium vulgare sens. lat.Polypodium vulgare sens. lat. Polypody
Polypodium x font-queriPolypodium x font-queriFont-Quer's Polypody ( Polypodium vulgare x P. cambricum )
Polypodium x mantoniaePolypodium x mantoniae( Polypodium vulgare x P. interjectum )
Polypodium x shivasiaePolypodium x shivasiaeShivas's Polypody ( Polypodium interjectum x P. cambricum )
Polystichum aculeatumPolystichum aculeatum Hard Shield-fern
Polystichum lonchitisPolystichum lonchitis Holly-fern
Polystichum munitumPolystichum munitum Western Sword-fern
Polystichum setiferumPolystichum setiferum Soft Shield-fern
Polystichum x bicknelliiPolystichum x bicknellii( Polystichum setiferum x P. aculeatum )
Polystichum x illyricumPolystichum x illyricum( Polystichum aculeatum x P. lonchitis )
Polystichum x leslieiPolystichum x lesliei( Polystichum setiferum x P. munitum )
Polystichum x lonchitiformePolystichum x lonchitiforme( Polystichum lonchitis x P. setiferum )
Pteridium aquilinumPteridium aquilinum Bracken
Pteris creticaPteris cretica Ribbon Fern
Pteris multifidaPteris multifida Spider Brake
Pteris tremulaPteris tremula Tender Brake
Pteris vittataPteris vittata Rusty Brake
Selaginella kraussianaSelaginella kraussiana Krauss's Clubmoss
Selaginella selaginoidesSelaginella selaginoides Lesser Clubmoss
Thelypteris palustrisThelypteris palustris Marsh Fern
Trichomanes speciosumTrichomanes speciosum Killarney Fern
Trichomanes venosumTrichomanes venosum
Woodsia alpinaWoodsia alpina Alpine Woodsia
Woodsia ilvensisWoodsia ilvensis Oblong Woodsia
Woodwardia radicansWoodwardia radicans Chain Fern
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