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NZ Plants

Rhynchostegium tenuifolium

Family: Brachytheciaceae

Rhynchostegium tenuifolium forms irregularly branching, creeping stems with widely spreading leaves somewhat flattened into one plane. Leaf margins are toothed with a tapering tip and a vein (nerve) that extends beyond half way but fails before the leaf tip. The seta (stalk) is smooth and the capsule lid (operculum) has a long beak.

Widespread in New Zealand on rotting wood, soil or rock.