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NZ Plants

Rosulabryum capillare

Family: Bryaceae

Rosulabryum capillare has upright branches bearing large and spreading leaves that are often crowded in tufts at the end of the stem. The leaf margin is usually smooth near the leaf tip and the vein (nerve) forms a long sinuous point. When dry, the leaves are soft and shrivelled laterally, becoming conspicuously twisted in a spiral round the stem. Formerly known as Bryum capillare.

Widespread in New Zealand on soil, rock and walls.