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Dendrohypopterygium filiculiforme - umbrella moss

Family: Hypopterygiaceae

Dendrohypopterygium filiculiforme is a moss with erect branches bearing large, umbrella-shaped and flat fronds up to 6 cm in diameter. The primary and secondary branches are very robust and support a carpet-like foliage of overlapping leaves. Each secondary branch bears two rows of large lateral leaves and a third row of smaller under-leaves. Formerly Hypopterygium filiculaeforme.
An endemic moss widespread in New Zealand in damp, sheltered forest and along streams

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