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NZ Plants

Distichophyllum crispulum

Family Daltoniaceae

Distichophyllum crispulum forms small, soft, dull-green, loose to compact layered mats. Shoots are prostrate to weakly ascendant and irregularly branched. Leaves are 1-2.4 mm long, lie in one plane, are oblanceolate to oblong-oval and crisped when dry, with a base tapering to a narrow insertion. The leaves lack teeth, have a short abrupt projection at the tip (apiculate), a strong, single unbranched vein and a distinct border of long narrow cells.

Widespread in New Zealand in moist, shaded sites on tree trunks, rotten logs and soil.