Story: Mosses

Endemic moss

Endemic moss

Beeveria is a moss genus confined to New Zealand. Its leaves are flattened into one plane. The tip of its stem often supports a ball of filaments. Each filament can grow into a new moss plant if it lands in a moist, shady place. The genus is named in honour of Jessica Beever, a New Zealand bryologist (someone who studies liverworts and mosses).

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Mosses - New Zealand mosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10648/endemic-moss (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007