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Fossombronia wondraczekii

Family: Fossombroniaceae

Fossombronia wondraczekii has a thallus consisting of a fleshy and creeping stem up to 1.5 cm long with purple rhizoids. The stem expands at intervals into thinner 'leaves' or lobes which are curled and crisped, giving them a lettuce-like appearance. Capsules are globose and are borne on short stalks.

Widespread throughtout New Zealand in a wide variety of habitats, from wet soil and streamsides to walls and city streets.