Hookeriaceae

These are found in quite damp areas, and because of their flattened leaves, they could be mistaken for a liverwort - until they produce a capsule.

Achrophyllum dentatum

Found on rocks, very rotten logs, on soil along the edges of tracks - anywhere very damp. The leaves can appear to look a bit like fish scales with a bluish tinge to them

Achrophyllum quadrifarum

This species is larger than A. dentatum and is paler. Under a microscope it can be seen that the teeth on the leaf margin are different.

Calytrochaeta cristata

Found on rocks, very rotten logs, on soil along the edges of tracks - anywhere very damp.

Looks very similar to Achrophyllum dentatum, but without the blue tinge, and under a microscope, the leaves on this one have a definite border.

Calyptrochaeta flexicollus

Other than being a smaller plant than C. cristata, under a microscope it can be seen that this plant has a longer point to the leaf and the nerve is smaller or absent.

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