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Phyllothallia nivicola

Family: Phyllothalliaceae

Phyllothallia nivicola has a thallus consisting of a fleshy and creeping stem up to 11 cm long that expands at intervals into thinner 'leaves' or lobes. The size and shape of the 'leaves' varies but they are commonly kidney shaped and opposite.

 An endemic species found in moist alpine areas in the North Island and South Island. The only other species in this genus (P. fuegiana) is found in Tierra del Fuego.