Dicranolama menziesii

Ming's Fingers

Delicate epiphytic moss forming large wispy mid to dark green clumps. Stems sickle-shaped at the ends.

Additional information

  • FamilyDicranaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 40 mm long
  • Plant groupingEpiphytes
  • LeavesLong, very narrow leaves to 10 mm. Small triangular paler basal section with a long fine point consisting mostly of the central vein. Marginal teeth on long tip, more obvious at the end.
  • FlowersNon-flowering. Curved, grooved red-mouthed capsules to 3 mm long on bristles to 20 mm.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsGrows on trees, tree-ferns and rocks in wet mountain forests and rainforests.
  • Garden useVery specific requirements and delicacy of the plant make it difficult for cultivation.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusVery restricted distribution within the Shire but locally abundant.
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Dr. John Braggins ©, University of Auckland

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