Neckeraceae

The members of this family are found on rock and bark. The leaves appear to form flattened fronds but in fact they are spirally arranged around the stem.

Homaliafalicifolia1850

Homalia falicifolia

This species has a distinctive metallic sheen to it.

Homaliafalicifolia1852
Homaliafalcifolia1948

The distinctive shape of a leaf of Homalia falicifolia showing the inflexed margin on one side.

Neckerapennata1643

Neckera pennata

Grows on bark.

Note the wrinkling across the leaves - a distinctive feature of this moss.

Neckerapennata1717

 

Note the distinctive wrinkling across the leaves.

The seta of this moss is very short so the capsule appears hidden amongst the perichaetial bracts.

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