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NZ Plants

Tortula muralis

Family: Pottiaceae

Tortula muralis forms short, branched or unbranched, stems bearing dense clusters of oblong-elliptic leaves with a blunt tip. The vein (nerve) extends beyond the leaf tip to form a long, smooth hair point. The capsules are erect and cylindrical in shape.

Found throughout New Zealand on rock, brick walls and cement where it forms small cushion-like colonies.