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NZ Plants

Ochiobryum blandum

Family: Mniaceae

Ochiobryum blandum forms dense cushions with a distinctive glossy metalic, silvery-green sheen to the young tips of the shoots. Leaves are 1-3 mm long and the upper leaves are yellow-green or lurid green, concave with a rounded tip bearing a few minute teeth. The vein (costa) fails a few cells below the leaf tip and the leaf margin is bordered with long, narrow cells.

Widespread in New Zealand on very wet earth or rock and sometimes even submerged.