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NZ Plants

Fissidens leptocladus

Family: Fissidentaceae

Fissidens leptocladus is a small moss with simple or occasionally branched stems up to 15 mm in height that bear 4-30 pairs of leaves arranged in one plane.  Leaves are lanceolate in shape with a nerve (vein) extending to the leaf tip and are often undulate and curved downward. Leaves have the structure typical for the genus Fissidens: a lower folded (double) portion and a dorsal wing.

Widespread in New Zealand on soil or rock.