There are only two species of this family in New Zealand, each with its own genus.

Hymenophyton flabellatum

This one is quite distinctive with its fan-shaped leaf frond.

It is found in quite damp places.

Podomitrium phyllanthus

Podomitrium grows on the trunks of tree ferns.

It could be mistaken at first glance for a small filmy fern. Its leaf can be either a simple strap shape, or with one branch in it.


Liverwort index