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NZ Plants

Ctenidium pubescens

Family Hypnaceae

Ctenidium pubescens has creeping to ascending stems that are regularly to irregularly pinnately branched to form yellowish green mats. Leaves are  0.8–1.2 mm long, 0.25–0.40 mm wide, ovate to triangular-lanceolate and taper to a fine tip which is often twisted.  Leaf margins are strongly toothed and the capsule covering (calyptra) is hairy.

Widespread in New Zealand on soil, rock and tree bases or as an epiphyte in moist forest.