Hookeriaceae

These are found in quite damp areas, and because of their flattened leaves, they could be mistaken for a liverwort - until they produce a capsule.

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Achrophyllum dentatum

Found on rocks, very rotten logs, on soil along the edges of tracks - anywhere very damp.

The leaves can appear to look a bit like fish scales with a bluish tinge to them

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This image and the one below show the teeth on the leaf margin of Acrophhyllum dentatum.

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The sporophyte of Acrophyllum dentatum.

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Achrophyllum quadrifarum

This species is larger than A. dentatum and is paler.

Under a microscope it can be seen that the teeth on the leaf margin are different.

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Calytrochaeta cristata

Found on rocks, very rotten logs, on soil along the edges of tracks - anywhere very damp.

Looks very similar to Achrophyllum dentatum, but without the blue tinge, and under a microscope, the leaves on this one have a definite border.

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Calyptrochaeta flexicollus

Other than being a smaller plant than C. cristata, under a microscope it can be seen that this plant has a longer point to the leaf and the nerve is smaller or absent.

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Distichophyllum crispulum

The leaves of this species are more pointed than the other species and the leaf border is more or less lacking teeth.

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Distichophyllum microcarpum

This species is larger than the others in this genera. It could be confused with Achrophyllum but it has a long nerve and the leaf margin cells are different.

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The leaf border of Distichophyllum microcarpum.

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Distichophyllum pulchellum

The leaves of this one are about 1.5 - 2 mm long. Although the leaves look as if they are in rows, they aren't, but are flattened into one plane.

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This image shows the border of the leaves of Distichophyllum pulchellum with its long cells. Note also the single vein ending about two-thirds of the way up the leaf.

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This image shows Distichophyllum pulchellum with sporophytes.

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A close-up of a mature sporophyte.

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Distichophyllum rotundifolium

The leaves of this species are more rounded and have a stout toothed border.

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