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NZ Plants

Chandonanthus squarrosus

Family: Anastrophyllaceae

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Chandonanthus squarrosus is a large liverwort that forms dense clumps of erect shoots often with a distinctive golden brown colour. Leaves are bifid (divided into two) and spreading, giving the stems a distinctive 4-angled appearance.  Underleaves are large and also bifid.

Found in moist forest on branches to exposed rock and lava flows throughout New Zealand.