Orthotrichaceae

Usually epiphytic, but some species are also found on rock.

Macromitrium longipes

This species is common on tree trunks where it can form large clumps.

It is very easy to identify if the calyptra (capsule hood) is present.

Macromitrium microstomum

This looks like a smaller version of M. longipes, but the seta is shorter.

Macromitrium gracile

Thought to be the most common species of Macromitrium in the North Island.

It has quite a different appearance when dry, with all the leaves curled up.
Zygodon intermedius

Found on the bark of trees and also on rock.

Male and female organs are on separate plants.

This photo shows the papilla (protuberance) on the leaf cells.
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