Racopilaceae

The plants in this family are densely matted, the stems are densly tormentose, the leaves often flattened. The leaves are usually dimorphous.

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Racopilum convolutaceum

Grows on a variety of substrates - bark, rotting wood, soil and rock.

It is a common moss in forests.

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Racopilum has two distinctly different shaped leaves.There are two rows of dorsal leaves, although they may appear to be one row. These are triangular in shape and like the lateral leaves, have a long fine hairpoint consisting of the nerve.

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The capsule of Racopilum convolutaceum showing the densely hairy calyptra.

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