Location: on the A379 between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge in Devon, a little inland from the coast at Torcross.
Grid Reference: SX 810 416
Stokenham Important Plant Area is potentially our smallest IPA site covering around two acres. It is located near Widdecombe House in rural Devon, to the south of Stokenham and west of Torcross.The site includes a row of mature sycamore trees and a boundary wall which support a rich lichen population, some of which are nationally rare.
More than 50 lichen species have been found on the sycamores and the wall hosts the largest colony of Nephroma laevigatum in southwest England.Anaptychia ciliaris, a grey, branched lichen, grows here close to the western limit of its UK distribution.