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NZ Plants

Dicranoloma dicarpum

Family: Dicranaceae

Dicranoloma dicarpum is a moss with stems up to 7 cm in height. Leaves are pale to light green, sickle-shaped, often curved to one side. Leaves taper from a broad sheathing base and have a serrate margin in their upper half.  As in all Dracranoloma species, there are groups of large alar cells which form yellow to orange patches in the leaf base. Leaves of D. dicarpum are distinctive in having folds (plications) extending from base to tip.  

Widespread in New Zealand, but uncommon in northern North Island.