Orthotrichaceae

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

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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.

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Macromitrium microstomum

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

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Macromitrium gracile

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

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

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Zygodon intermedius

Found on the bark of trees and also on rock.

Male and female organs are on separate plants.

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

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