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Calyptrochaeta brownii

Family: Daltoniaceae

Calyptrochaeta brownii is a small plant with flattened shoots bearing two rows of larger lateral leaves that fan out from the stem and smaller, more appressed rows of dorsal and ventral leaves. The leaf margins are weakly bordered and without teeth. The base of the capsule covering (calyptra) is symmetrically fringed (mitriform) and the capsule stalk (seta) is papillose.

Found mainly on the North Island in moist shaded sites on a wide range of substrates.