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Treubia lacunosa

Family: Treubeaceae

Treubia lacunosa consists of a prostrate fleshy and brittle axis with two lateral rows of large leaf-like lobes and smaller, erect lobules. It is up to 15 mm broad and about 4-9 cm in length. Hairs around sex organs and rhizoids are invested with a mucus. An interesting liverwort for its structural complexity. endophytic fungus and water-absorbing mucilage-secreting cells 

Widespread in New Zealand in moist shaded areas on soil and rotten logs.