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Balantiopsis diplophylla var diplophylla

Family: Balantiopsidaceae

Balantiopsis diplophylla var diplophylla has prostrate to erect many-branched stems. The colour of the leaves varies from a distinctive pale green to light brown and may be red when in exposed sites.  Each leaf is sharply and unevenly folded into a smaller upper lamina which lies above a larger lower lamina; in both the margins bear cilia. The underleaves are bifid (2 lobes).

Found throughout New Zealand in damp to relatively dry sites often on clay soils.