Cryptopodium bartramioides

Growing on trunks of trees and tree ferns.

The brownish colour of the old shoots helps to distinguish this moss.

The teeth on the margins of the leaves are double (although that is not clear in this photo). This feature can be used to separate this species from its look-alikes, Cyrtopus setosus which has single teeth and Echinodium hispidum which has no teeth on the leaf margin.
Goniobryum subbasilare

Grows on bark, earth or rock.

The leaf margin has conspicuous teeth.

Hymenodon pilifer

These are found on the trunks of trees, tree ferns and nikau palms, and sometimes on soil under overhangs.

The leaf is quite distinctive with its long hair-point.


moss index