Critter of the Week
Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.
Image: Jeremy Rolfe | DOC
Spirit liverwort (Frullania Wairua)
Spirit liverwort is only known from the canopy twigs of rata moehau, itself a seriously threatened species.
It's so small you’d be excused for missing it. The tiny plants grow meshed within the white, flakey bark of rata moehau.
At first glance look like tiny reddish cotton-threads, but looking under a microscope soon reveals the hidden beauty of the species.
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