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NZ Plants

Racomitrium crispulum

Family: Grimmiaceae

Racomitrium crispulum plants are 1.5-4 cm tall, olive green and grow in tufts or as loose cushions. Leaves are erect and curve outward. There is a single pleat on one side of the midrib which ends in a short-to-long hyaline point. Capsules are common and are raised above the leaves on smooth stalks (setae). 

Widespread in New Zealand being common on exposed rock in mountains but occasionally found down to sea level.