Family: Treubiaceae

There is only one species of this family in New Zealand.

Treubia lacunosa

This plant is quite distinctive, with the "folds" or "wings" along the central part of the thallus. This plant is found on soil or rotting logs, usually in damp shade, and has a prostrate growth - ie. it lies flattened on whatever it is growing on.

The image to the right shows a sporophyte of Treubia lacunosa. If you look at the raised yellowish structures forming on the thallus in the top image - they are the beginnings of the sporophytes.


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