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NZ Plants

Leptostomum macrocarpon - pincushion moss

Family: Leptostomataceae

Leptostomum macrocarpon, is a mat or cushion-forming moss with closely-spaced stems that develop a tomentum. It differs from Leptostomum inclinans in that the hair point is branched (branching is especially well-developed in the specimen illustrated) and the capsules are erect and held on somewhat shorter setae.

Found throughout New Zealand in moist forest.