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NZ Plants

Chiloscyphus villosus

Family: Lophocoleaceae

Chiloscyphus villosus is a larger plant than Chiloscyphus.muricatus. Leaf tips are weakly divided to undivided and are densely covered with echinae (conical projections) on the dorsal surface, and abundant to absent on the ventral surface. The ventral stem bears paraphyllia (multicellular outgrowths).  Underleaves are 4-lobed and surfaces are covered with echinae.

An endemic species  found throughout New Zealand from forest to open scrubby areas, on soil, logs and rocks.