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Isotachis (Genus:)

Kingdom:   Plantae
Phylum:     Marchantiophyta
Class:        Jungermanniopsida
Order:       Jungermanniales
Family:      Balantiopsidaceae
Genus:      Isotachis

Species in the genus Isotachis are leafy liverworts (hepatics) in the order Jungermanniales which is the largest order of liverworts. They are distinctive among the liverworts for having thin leaf-like flaps on either side of the stem.

The photos below are of a liverwort in the genus Isotachis. It was growing on a damp bank in a sub alpine area on the Denniston plateau. North Westland, New Zealand.





Close up photo showing the thin leaf-like flaps on either side of the stem.