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NZ Plants

Pyrrhobryum bifarium

Family: Rhizogoniaceae

Pyrrhobryum bifarium plants resemble a miniature tree with a 1.5-2.5 cm tall, erect stem bearing numerous branches above.  The branch leaves are elliptical,  2-ranked (bifarious) and in one plane. The leaf margin has teeth and when examined closely it can be seen that for each tooth there is a second tooth slightly behind and adjacent to it. The leaves do not curl strongly as they dry.

On rotting wood in forest throughout New Zealand.