Non-vascular – Native
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Current conservation status
- Conservation status of New Zealand mosses, 2014 (PDF, 583.87 kB)
The conservation status of 109 New Zealand moss taxa was assessed using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). Four taxa and one undescribed entity that were not included in previous assessments have been added to the list. The conservation status of only two taxa has changed in this assessment. A full list is presented, along with a statistical summary and brief notes on the changes. This list replaces all previous NZTCS lists for mosses. Authors: Jeremy R. Rolfe, Allan J. Fife, Jessica E. Beever, Patrick J. Brownsey and Rodney A. Hitchmough
- Conservation status of New Zealand hornworts and liverworts, 2014 (PDF, 695.44 kB)
The conservation status of the New Zealand hornwort and liverwort flora is reassessed using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). A full list is presented, along with a statistical summary and brief notes on the most important changes. This list replaces all previous NZTCS lists for New Zealand hornworts and liverworts which previously had been part of a generic bryophyte conservation status assessment that included mosses. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, David Glenny, John Braggins, Matt Renner, Matt von Konrat, John Engel, Catherine Reeb and Jeremy Rolfe
2009 | Data Deficient
Previous conservation status
2004 | Threatened – Nationally Critical
Indigenous. South (Westland) and Stewart Islands (Tin Range).
Plants consisting of loose stems, shiny, golden to olive brown. Stems 60 mm, blackish, dichotomously branched from acute angles. Leaves scarcely contiguous to a little imbricate, obliquely spreading, small, 0·35–0·45 x 0·25–0·30 mm, bilobed, lobes triangular sometimes much reduced, apex usually decurved; ventral lobe the larger, scarcely 0.1 mm. long, sinus small acute; ventral margin straight or a little concave, mostly at an angle of 45 degrees from the axis, a little incurved. Dorsal margin strongly rounded at the base. Vitta of cells not clearly defined, and trigones indistinct, but the cells in the ventral area are larger than those in dorsal, ca. 25 micometre, decreasing to 10 micrometre, at the dorsal margin and the upper portion of the leaf. Stipules 0·2 mm. wide at the base, slightly auricled and mostly extending across the width of the stem, narrower at the apex, and only 0·1 mm tall on stems examined, obtusely trifid to the middle, segments broadly obtuse. Inflorescences unknown.
This species is seriously threatened by coal mining at its main stronghold
Montane to alpine. Terricolous and corticolous on water saturated peat, on rotting logs and the lower trunks of trees and shrubs.
Fact Sheet Prepared for NZPCN by P.J. de Lange September 2007.
Please cite as: de Lange, P.J. (Year at time of access): Acromastigum brachyphyllum Fact Sheet (content continuously updated). New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. https://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora/species/acromastigum-brachyphyllum/ (Date website was queried)