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NZ Plants

Leptostomum inclinans - pincushion moss

Family: Leptostomataceae

Leptostomum inclinans is a mat or cushion-forming moss with closely-spaced stems that develop a tomentum of densely packed rhizoids. Leaves have an extended unbranched hairpoint. Numerous inclined capsules on long seta radiate outward from the surface giving the appearance of a green pincushion.

Widespread in New Zealand, most commonly as an epiphyte on tree trunks but may also be found on the soil or rock.