Family: Lepidoziaceae

This family contains a group of plants which may appear diverse, but they have similarities in the basic shape of the leaves and underleaves, which are divided into 3 or 4 lobes. The underleaves are much smaller than the lateral leaves.

Lepidozia microphylla

This one has very fine leaves, giving it a delicate lacey appearance. It is often found on banks in wet areas of the bush, covered with droplets of water .

This image shows some sporophytes - which I didn't notice at the time I took the shot!

The longest one would be about 15-20 mm long.

Lepidozia glaucophylla

Found growing on a rotting log. the colour makes this quite a distinctive species.

Lepidozia pendulina


Liverwort index