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NZ Plants

Eurhynchium praelongum

Family: Brachytheaceae

Eurhynchium praelongum is a creeping moss with pinnate branches (branches regularly arranged in one plane to either side of the frond axis) forming soft, loose mats. The leaves are of two shapes: those on the main stem are heart-shaped with a broad base, those on the finer branches are much narrower. It does not often have capsules. Formerly Stokesiella praelonga.

Widespread in New Zealand in man-made habitats (lawns, gardens, road-sides), and on soil in lowland forest.