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NZ Plants

Fissidens pallidus

Family: Fissidentaceae

Fissidens pallidus has stems with 6-12 pair of overlapping leaves. Leaves have a narrow-lanceolate shape, with a tapered apex, smooth margins and a nerve that extends almost to the leaf tip. Leaves have the structure typical for the genus Fissidens: a lower folded (double) portion and a dorsal wing.

Widspread in New Zealand as an early colonizer on shaded disturbed earth, stream-side banks and sides of tracks.