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 smaller than the lateral leaves.

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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.

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Lepidozia glaucophylla

Found growing on a rotting log.

The colour makes this quite a distinctive species.

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A close-up showing the underleaves.

Lepidoziapendulina1111a

Lepidozia pendulina

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