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NZ Plants


Schlotheimia knightii

Family: Orthotrichaceae

Schlotheimia knightii has creeping stems that form dense, olive green mats. Erect branches have a reddish-brown tomentum and erect overlapping leaves that are spirally twisted when dry; lower leaves have a distinctive reddish-brown tinge. Together with a smooth calyptra, these features serve to distinguish this from Macromitrium species.  

Widespread in New Zealand in moist forest.