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 | Data Deficient | Qualifiers: SO
Indigenous. New Zealand: Kermadec Islands (Raoul Island only). Present also in Australia (Queensland), south-east Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Philippines.
Corticolous on the canopy branches of a range of trees in the ‘wet forest’ on Raoul Island.
Plants robust, epiphytic, creeping, yellow-green to brown-yellow. Stems sparsely branched. Leaves spreading, lanceolate and narrowly acuminate, weakly clasping but not auriculate at base, strongly serrulate above, rather weakly serrulate below and nearly to base, both weakly twisted and weakly undulate at apex, mostly c. 3.5 mm. Mid laminal cells linear-fusiform, mostly with only 1-2 papaillae on each surface, strongly porose, apparently most 30–42 µm long (but the outline/limit of each cell mostly obscure and apparently longer near costa); alar cells oblong or subquadrate, forming a small group c. 4 cells wide and 4–5 cell high. Costa thin, mostly extending to mid-leaf or somewhat beyond. Sex organs and sporophytes not seen in New Zealand material.
Not observed in the Raoul Island gatherings
Unknown. Only recently (September 2009) recognised for New Zealand from a chance gathering made in May 2009 from the Moumoukai summit ridge, Raoul Island. In May 2011 further gatherings were made from other places on Raoul (Smiths Bluff Track, Denham Bay Track) suggesting that this species may warrant “Naturally Uncommon” status. Its preference for high canopy habitats has meant that it is rarely seen in situ, being mostly found as fallen material littering the ground after strong storms. There are no obvious threats but as the species was not recognised in the field its exact status on Raoul is unclear. It may be common or it may be extremely scarce. Further survey is needed.
Epiphytic. The sole New Zealand gathering was made from the bark of Kermadec hutu (Ascarina lucida var. lanceolata) where it grew through through the thallus of a large foliose blue green Sticta (possibly S. samoensis)
Fact Sheet Prepared for NZPCN by: P.J. de Lange (10 January 2010).
Please cite as: de Lange, P.J. (Year at time of access): Meteoriopsis reclinata Fact Sheet (content continuously updated). New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. https://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora/species/meteoriopsis-reclinata/ (Date website was queried)