Range & Status
Native; a Mediterranean fern, which occurs on the Isles of Scilly and Guernsey.
Restricted to a number of sites on one area of coastal heathland on Wingletang Down, St. Agnes in the Isles of Scilly (SV80).
Habitat & Ecology
It occurs in short turf on shallow soils around granite rocks on coastal heathland.
Mainly lack of heathland management or uncontrolled burning.
The locality is a SSSI.