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NZ Plants

Lembophyllum divulsum

Family: Lembophyllaceae

Lembophyllum divulsum forms grey-green mats of creeping to ascending, rather stiff shoots which have a neat, rope-like form due to the close, overlapping leaves. Leaves are ovate and concave, up to 0.9 mm long and 0.9 mm wide and taper quickly to a blunt tip. The sporophyte stalk (seta) is 1-2 cm long, slender and reddish bearing an ovoid capsule.

Widespread in New Zealand on bark, roots and rocks usually in forest.