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NZ Plants

Rhynchostegium muriculatum

Family: Brachytheciaceae

Rhynchostegium muriculatum is a small creeping and branching moss with spreading, 1 mm long leaves. The seta (stalk) is papillose and the capsule lid (operculum) has a long beak.

Widespread in New Zealand in damp areas on soil, rotting wood and as an epiphyte in open forest.