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NZ Plants

Hymenodon pilifer

Family: Orthodontiaceae

Hymenodon pilifer is a moss with stems up to 2 cm tall, branched only from the base. The leaves are oblong to elliptic with a vein (nerve) that ends below the leaf tip. The tip is extended into a distinctive, long hair point, unusual in not containing a vein (nerve).

Widespread in New Zealand in moist forest as an epiphyte on certain tree fern species and on nikau palm trunks.