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NZ Plants

Thuidiopsis furfurosa - carpet moss, feather moss

Family: Thuidiaceae

Thuidiopsis furfurosa has creeping stems with pinnate branches (branches regularly arranged in one plane to either side of the frond axis)  to form finely-divided, feathery fronds. The main stems bear small filamentous or leaf-like outgrowths (paraphyllia). The stem leaves are oval to triangular with tapering tips and are mostly incurved from a broad base. Formerly Thuidium furfurosum.

Found throughout New Zealand in grasslands and lightly shaded areas of forest.