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NZ Plants

Holomitrium perichaetiale


Holomitrium perichaetiale is a robust moss with leaves tapering from a broad base into a long, narrow upper portion. When dry, these leaves are strongly curled. The capsule stalk (seta) is tightly sheathed by bracts (perichaetial bracts) that extend up for about one-third of the seta length. The capsule narrows above to a rather small mouth.

Widespread in New Zealand on bark or rock.