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NZ Plants

Tortula truncata

Family: Pottiaceae

Tortula truncata forms short, branched or unbranched, stems bearing dense clusters of oblong-elliptic leaves with a sharp tip. The vein (nerve) extends into the tip to form a short projection (hair point). The capsules are erect and have a distinctive cup-shape and lack peristome teeth. Formerly Pottia truncata.

Found Throughout New Zealand in open, disturbed areas.