Moss, tree apron moss
Leskea varia Hedw., Orthotheciella varia (Hedw.) Ochyra
Non-vascular – Native
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 | Range Restricted | Qualifiers: SO
Indigenous. Australia and New Zealand. Known from the North Island (lower Waikato - Huntly Basin especially) and in the South Island from Arthurs Pass National Park.
Fruits have been observed and these seem to be sporadically produced throughout the year.
Not Threatened. Seeming rather uncommon and often confined to calcareous substrates within wetland systems.
Terricolous, corticolous or saxicolous. Often at the base of trees and shrubs along river banks and in wetlands, more rarely alpine. Favouring heavily shaded, permanently damp sites that may be flooded for long periods of times. Apparently favouring calcareous substrates.