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NZ Plants

Trachyloma planifolium

Family: Trachylomataceae

Trachyloma planifolium  has a prostrate creeping primary stem that forms erect-to-pendant secondary branches (stipes). Each stipe terminates in a linear-to-triangular frond with pinnate branches (branches regularly arranged in one plane to either side of the frond axis). Leaves have a distinctive silvery-white sheen with age. Vegetative reproductive structures (brood bodies) are formed at the tips of branches that release filaments of cells.

Widespread in New Zealand in moist forest as an epiphyte.