Questions? AskAuckland

NZ Plants

Dicnemon semicryptum

Family: Dicnemonaceae

Dicnemon semicryptum consists of creeping, many-branched shoots bearing short erect branches with close set, overlapping leaves. The leaves clasp the stem, are elliptical with incurved entire margins and lack a vein (nerve). This last feature helps to distinguish this from the very similar D. dixonianum. 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 in the southern half of the North Island and western and southern parts of the South Island.