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Calomnion complanatum (Calomnion complanatum)


Calomnion complanatum is a species of moss native to Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania) and New Zealand. It is the type species of the genus Calomnion, growing on the trunks of tree ferns. It is a small, yellow-green plant rarely more than 10 m tall. Within New South Wales, Calomnion complanatum is an endangered species reported from only 4 populations, all in New South Wales: Cambewarra Mountain, Rocky Creek Canyon on the Newnes Plateau, and two sites on Mount Wilson (Zircon Creek and Waterfall Reserve). It is listed as endangered in Victoria but rare and not endangered in Tasmania or New Zealand.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Tetraphidales

            • Family: Calomniaceae

              • Genus: Calomnion