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Bartramia papillata

Family: Bartramiaceae

Bartramia papillata is a robust sparingly branched moss that forms bright green, rounded clumps 3- 6 cm in diameter. It can be recognised in the field by the leaf which has a glistening white base that tightly sheathes the stem. The capsule stalks( setae) are up to 2 cm long and terminate in spherical, grooved capsules (collapsed when young) with a single peristome.

Widespread in New Zealand on damp earth and rock.