Sematophyllaceae

These mosses form dense patches on wood or rock. The plants are slender and prostrate with pinnately or irregularly branched stems.The nerve in the leaf is short and faint or may be absent. The peristome has a double row of teeth.

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Rhapidorrhynchium amoenum

Usually found on rotten wood.

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The operculum of the capsule is slanting and shaped like a beak.

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The peristome has a double row of teeth, a feature of this family.

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Wijkia extenuata

This species is quite variable.

It can appear as a dense mat as in this first photo, or growing in a pendulous form as in the third image.

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