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NZ Plants

Hypnodendron arcuatum - Umbrella moss

Family: Hypnodendraceae

Hypnodendron arcuatum has a prostrate, creeping primary stem that forms erect secondary branches (stipes). Stipes are up to 5 cm tall and each terminates in a fern-like frond. Fronds are pinnately branched (branches regularly arranged in one plane to either side of the frond axis) and bear elliptical leaves with toothed margins.  The vein (nerve) of each leaf extends into the tapering leaf tip.

An endemic moss widespread in New Zealand in damp forest.

See Find by Genus page for other umbrella mosses : Canalohypopterygium, Dendrohypopterygium, Hypopterygium, Mniodendron, Sciadocladus.