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 | Sparse | Qualifiers: SO
Indigenous. ?Worldwide. In New Zealand known from the North Island from scattered sites across the eastern Central Volcanic Plateau, Kaingaroa Plain and near Taupo, and in the southern South Island
Corticolous, densely tufted moss. Plants olive-green above, dull red below. Stems simple or dichotomously branched, up to 20 mm tall, more or less radiculose below with red tomentum. Brood bodies clavate, with traverse and longitudinal walls. Leaves c.2 mm long, often crisped when dry, squarrosely spreading when moist, lanceolate, very long and sharply acute; shortly decurrent, entire of finely crenulate through projecting papillae, with plane margins. Nerve failing below apex, usually finely rugose on the underside. Upper cells 8-10 microns, rounded and angled, incrassate, papillose; those at the base rectangular, hyaline, smooth, thin-walled. Sex organs and sporophyte unknown.
Fruits not known
An apparently naturally uncommon, biologically sparse species in New Zealand.
Corticolous on the bark of Leptospermum scoparium J.R.Forst. et. G.Forst. and other small trees in frost flats.