This tufted, calcifugous perennial herb grows in thin humus in dry narrow cracks in slabs of siliceous rocks of Old Red Sandstone age. 510-610 m in the Caha Mountains (S. Kerry and W. Cork).
M. recurva was discovered in 1964 in the Caha Mountains, where two populations are found straddling the Cork-Kerry border. These populations appear to be stable.
European Arctic-montane element; confined to the mountains of S.W. Asia, S. & S.C. Europe and Ireland.
Light (Ellenberg): 8
Moisture (Ellenberg): 4
Reaction (Ellenberg): 3
Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1
Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0
January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.8
July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.2
Annual Precipitation (mm): 1414
Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 0
Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1
Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Atlas text references
Atlas Supp (12b)
1990. Flora dels Països Catalans, II. Crucíferes-Amarantàcies.
1988. The Irish Red Data Book. 1. Vascular Plants.
Jalas & Suominen (1983)
1966. Minuartia recurva (All.) Schinz and Thell. new to the British Isles. Irish Naturalists’ Journal. 15:130-132.