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NZ Plants

Rhacocarpus purpurascens

Family: Rhacocarpaceae

Rhacocarpus purpurascens has creeping, irregularly-branching stems with overlapping yellow-green leaves held close to the stem. The leaves are stiff and glossy with the tip drawn out to a fine rigid, red point.
Widespread in New Zealand forming loose patches on damp rock faces especially at high altitudes but coming down to sea-level in Fiordland.