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Breutelia pendula

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Bartramiales
Family: Bartramiaceae
Genus: Breutelia
Species: B. pendula
Binomial name: Breutelia pendula

Breutelia pendula is a robust species of moss. It occurs in Australia and New Zealand, including the sub Antarctic islands of Macquarie, Campbell and the Auckland Islands. It has red upright stems. It is wide spread through out New Zealand and can be found in roadside ditches at the base of damp banks, rock faces and boggy ground.

Breutelia pendula with sporangia


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