Hypnum subpilosum Hook.f. et Wilson
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: DP, SO, OL
Indigenous. South Island: Mt McRae (St. Arnaud Range). Present also in Australia, South America (Argentina and Chile), South Georgia and the South Shetland Islands.
Terricolous usually alpine, often within Chionochloa pallens/C. australis grassland in damp sites with Schoenus pauciflorus.
Medium-sized, bright-green, moss forming dense mats. Stems prostrate to suberect, irregularly branched, c. 60 mm, in cross-section, and bearing brown, smooth rhizoids in bunches on the lower side of the leaf bases. Branches 5–20 mm long. Stem leaves erect-spreading, symmetric, c. 2.0–2.5 × 0.7–0.9 mm. ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, moderately keeled (usually with two pleats extending from base for half of leaf length), recurved below on one or both sides, recurvation often extending to one half or three quarters the length of the leaf, moderately concave, weakly decurrent, entire throughout or finely serrulate near apex, Branch leaves slightly smaller, 1.6–2.0 × 0.5–0.6 mm, scarcely decurrent, distinctly serrulate, usually twisted near apex. Nerve extending for one halt to two-thirds of the leaf length. Upper laminal cells smooth, firm-walled, linear, 54–90 × 5–7 µm, basal cells shorter in c.5 rows, alar cells quadrate to shortly oblong, seriate, forming a moderately differentiated group extending for 8 or so cells up the basal margin. Autoicous? Perichaetial leaves ovate-lanceolate, ecostate, patent above. Perigonia and sporophytes not seen in New Zealand plants.
Fruiting specimens have not been observed in New Zealand
Known from a single gathering. Probably better treated as Data Deficient