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Dicnemon dixonianum

Family: Dicnemonaceae

Dicnemon dixonianum forms dense patches consisting of creeping, many-branched shoots bearing short erect branches with close set, overlapping leaves. The leaves clasp the stem, are eliptica with incurved entire margins and have a distinct vein (costa) extending to the leaf tip. A tubular sheath of perichaetial bracts extends up the length of the seta stalk ending in a blunt point but never overtops the capsule.

An endemic moss found throughout New Zealand as an epiphyte on trunks and branches.