Stokenham IPA

Location: on the A379 between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge in Devon, a little inland from the coast at Torcross.

Grid Reference: SX 810 416

Stokenham IPA has been recognised as one of 165 Important Plant Areas in the UK.

The key features of this IPA are:

  • The species richness of lichens in Lines of trees, small anthropogenic woodlands, recently felled woodland, early-stage woodland and coppice: wayside trees
  • This small rural site contains mature trees and a stone wall which together support an exceptionally rich lichen flora including several nationally rare species.

    Over 50 lichen species have been found growing on its sycamore and the adjacent wall is almost dominated by the largest colony of Nephroma laevigatum in southwest England.