Distribution Maps

BSBI Maps Scheme

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.

NBN Atlas

The National Biodiversity Network has been championing the sharing of wildlife data since 2000. We are the UK’s largest partnership for nature, with over 200 members and more than 200 million wildlife records available through the NBN Atlas.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

Fern NameBSBIPlant Atlas 2020NBN AtlasGBIFCommon Name (Or description)
Adiantum capillus-venerisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMaidenhair Fern
Adiantum pedatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif 
Adiantum raddianumbsbiplantatlas2020gbifDelta Maidenhair
Anogramma leptophyllabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifJersey Fern
Asplenium adiantum-nigrumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifBlack Spleenwort
Asplenium ceterachbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifRustyback
Asplenium marinumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifSea Spleenwort
Asplenium obovatum subsp. lanceolatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifLanceolate Spleenwort
Asplenium onopterisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifWestern Black Spleenwort
Asplenium ruta-murariabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifWall-rue
Asplenium scolopendriumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifHart’s-tongue
Asplenium septentrionalebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifForked Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanesbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMaidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. pachyrachisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifLobed Maidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalensbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifCommon Maidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. trichomanesbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifDelicate Maidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium viridebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifGreen Spleenwort
Asplenium x alternifoliumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifAlternate-leaved Spleenwort ( Asplenium trichomanes x A. septentrionale )
Asplenium x clermontiaebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium trichomanes x A. ruta-muraria )
Asplenium x confluensbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium scolopendrium x A. trichomanes )
Asplenium x contreibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x A. septentrionale )
Asplenium x jacksoniibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x A. scolopendrium )
Asplenium x lusaticumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens x A. trichomanes subsp. trichomanes )
Asplenium x microdonbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium obovatum subsp. lanceolatum x A. scolopendrium )
Asplenium x murbeckiibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMurbeck’s Spleenwort ( Asplenium septentrionale x A. ruta-muraria )
Asplenium x sarniensebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x A. obovatum )
Asplenium x staufferibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens x A. trichomanes subsp. pachyrachis )
Asplenium x ticinensebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x A. onopteris )
Athyrium distentifoliumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifAlpine Lady-fern
Athyrium filix-feminabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifLady Fern
Athyrium distentifolium var. flexilebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifNewman’s Lady-fern
Azolla filiculoidesbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifAmerican Water Fern
Blechnum cordatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifChilean Hard-fern
Blechnum penna-marinabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifAlpine Hard Fern
Blechnum spicantbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifHard Fern
Botrychium lunariabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMoonwort
Cryptogramma crispabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifParsley Fern
Cyrtomium falcatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifHouse Holly-fern
Cyrtomium fortuneibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMatt Holly-fern
Cyrtomium macrophyllumbsbiplantatlas2020gbifBig-leaf Holly-fern
Cystopteris alpinabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifAlpine Bladder-Fern
Cystopteris diaphanabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifDiaphanous Bladder-fern
Cystopteris dickieanabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifDickie’s Bladder-fern
Cystopteris fragilisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifBrittle Bladder-fern
Cystopteris montanabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMountain Bladder-fern
Diphasiastrum alpinumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifAlpine Clubmoss
Diphasiastrum complanatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifIssler’s Clubmoss
Diphasiastrum x issleribsbiplantatlas2020gbifIssler’s Clubmoss
Dryopteris aemulabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifHay-scented Buckler-fern
Dryopteris affinisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifGolden Scaly Male-fern
Dryopteris affinis agg.bsbiplantatlas2020gbifScaly Male Fern
Dryopteris borreribsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifBorrer’s Scaly Male-fern
Dryopteris cambrensisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifNarrow Scaly Male-fern
Dryopteris carthusianabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifNarrow Buckler-Fern
Dryopteris cristatabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifCrested or Fen Buckler-fern
Dryopteris dilatatabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifBroad Buckler-fern
Dryopteris expansabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifNorthern Buckler-fern
Dryopteris filix-masbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifCommon Male Fern
Dryopteris oreadesbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMountain Male-fern
Dryopteris remotabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifScaly Buckler-fern
Dryopteris submontanabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifRigid Buckler-fern
Dryopteris x ambroseaebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Dryopteris dilatata x D. expansa )
Dryopteris x brathaicabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Dryopteris carthusiana x D. filix-mas )
Dryopteris x complexabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Dryopteris affinis x D. filix-mas )
Dryopteris x deweveribsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Dryopteris carthusiana x D. dilatata )
Dryopteris x mantoniaebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Dryopteris filix-mas x D. oreades )
Dryopteris x pseudoabbreviatabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Dryopteris aemula x D. oreades )
Dryopteris x sarvelaebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Dryopteris carthusiana x D. expansa )
Dryopteris x uliginosabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Dryopteris carthusiana x D. cristata )
Equisetum arvensebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifField Horsetail
Equisetum fluviatilebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifWater Horsetail
Equisetum hyemalebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifRough Horsetail or Dutch Rush
Equisetum palustrebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMarsh Horsetail
Equisetum pratensebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifShade Horsetail
Equisetum ramosissimumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifBranched Horsetail
Equisetum sylvaticumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifWood Horsetail
Equisetum telmateiabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifGreat Horsetail
Equisetum variegatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifVariegated Horsetail
Equisetum x bowmaniibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Equisetum sylvaticum x E. telmateia )
Equisetum x dyceibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Equisetum fluviatile x E. palustre )
Equisetum x font-queribsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Equisetum palustre x E. telmateia )
Equisetum x litoralebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifShore Horsetail ( Equisetum arvense x E. fluviatile )
Equisetum x mchaffieaebsbiplantatlas2020gbif( Equisetum fluviatile x E. pratense )
Equisetum x meridionalebsbiplantatlas2020gbif(Equisetum ramosissimum x E. variegatum)
Equisetum x mildeanumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Equisetum pratense x E. sylvaticum )
Equisetum x mooreibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMoore’s Horsetail ( Equisetum hyemale x E. ramosissimum )
Equisetum x robertsiibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifAnglesey Horsetail ( Equisetum arvense x E. telmateia )
Equisetum x rothmaleribsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Equisetum arvense x E. palustre )
Equisetum x trachyodonbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMackay’s Horsetail ( Equisetum hyemale x E. variegatum )
Equisetum x willmotiibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Equisetum fluviatile x E. telmateia )
Gymnocarpium dryopterisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifOak Fern
Gymnocarpium robertianumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifLimestone Oak Fern
Huperzia selagobsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifFir Clubmoss
Hymenophyllum tunbrigensebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifTunbridge Filmy-fern
Hymenophyllum wilsoniibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifWilson’s Filmy-fern
Isoetes echinosporabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifSpring Quillwort
Isoetes histrixbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifLand Quillwort
Isoetes lacustrisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifCommon Quillwort
Isoetes x hickeyibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Isoetes lacustris x I. echinospora )
Lycopodiella inundatabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMarsh Clubmoss
Lycopodium annotinumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifInterrupted Clubmoss
Lycopodium clavatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifStag’s-horn Clubmoss
Lycopodium lagopusbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifArctic Stag’s-horn Clubmoss
Matteuccia struthiopterisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifOstrich Fern
Ophioglossum azoricumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifSmall Adder’s-tongue
Ophioglossum lusitanicumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifLeast Adder’s-tongue
Ophioglossum vulgatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifCommon Adder’s-tongue
Oreopteris limbospermabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMountain or Lemon-scented Fern
Osmunda regalisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifRoyal Fern
Phegopteris connectilisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifBeech Fern
Pilularia globuliferabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifPillwort
Polypodium cambricumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifSouthern Polypody
Polypodium interjectumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifWestern Polypody
Polypodium vulgarebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifCommon Polypody
Polypodium vulgare sens. lat.bsbiplantatlas2020gbifPolypody
Polypodium x font-queribsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifFont-Quer’s Polypody ( Polypodium vulgare x P. cambricum )
Polypodium x mantoniaebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Polypodium vulgare x P. interjectum )
Polypodium x shivasiaebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifShivas’s Polypody ( Polypodium interjectum x P. cambricum )
Polystichum aculeatumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifHard Shield-fern
Polystichum lonchitisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifHolly-fern
Polystichum munitumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifWestern Sword-fern
Polystichum setiferumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifSoft Shield-fern
Polystichum x bicknelliibsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Polystichum setiferum x P. aculeatum )
Polystichum x illyricumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Polystichum aculeatum x P. lonchitis )
Polystichum x leslieibsbiplantatlas2020gbif( Polystichum setiferum x P. munitum )
Polystichum x lonchitiformebsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif( Polystichum lonchitis x P. setiferum )
Pteridium aquilinumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifBracken
Pteris creticabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifRibbon Fern
Pteris multifidabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifSpider Brake
Pteris tremulabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifTender Brake
Pteris vittatabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifRusty Brake
Selaginella kraussianabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifKrauss’s Clubmoss
Selaginella selaginoidesbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifLesser Clubmoss
Thelypteris palustrisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifMarsh Fern
Trichomanes speciosumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifKillarney Fern
Trichomanes venosumbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbif
Woodsia alpinabsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifAlpine Woodsia
Woodsia ilvensisbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifOblong Woodsia
Woodwardia radicansbsbiplantatlas2020nbnatlasgbifChain Fern
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