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NZ Plants

Grimmia pulvinata

Family: Grimmiaceae

Grimmia pulvinata forms compact cushions up to 10 mm high. The leaves are closely spaced and overlapping, up to 2 mm long and with long hair points. Young capsules are held in an inverted position among the leaves becoming erect and positioned above the leaves when mature. Mature capsules have a wide mouth and eight faint furrows.

Widespread in New Zealand on exposed rock.