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Classification System: Goffinet et al. (down to genus level)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Bryophyta
Classis: Bryopsida
Subclassis: Bryidae
Superordo: Hypnanae
Ordo: Hookeriales

Familia: Daltoniaceae
Genus: Beeveria
Species: Beeveria distichophylloides
Beeveria Fife, 1992

Beeveria is a genus of moss endemic to New Zealand,[2] in the family Daltoniaceae. It is a monotypic genus with characteristics of the type species, including solely the species Beeveria distichophylloides. The name honours the New Zealand bryologist Jessica Eleanor Beever.[3]


Beeveria distichophylloides is saxicolous and grows in a wide variety of places in lowland to montane forests. It favours calcareous rocks such as limestone and can be mainly found growing in cave entrances, along the side of shaded streams, and in ravines and gorges.[4] It has, however, been found on logs and even on the base of trees.[5] Beeveria distichophylloides also prefers areas with high rainfall and enjoys growing on damp surfaces.[4]

Endemic to New Zealand and found in the North, South, and Chatham Islands.[4]

"NZTCS". Retrieved 28 January 2021.
Fife, Allan J. (1992). "Beeveria (Hookeriaceae), a new genus from New Zealand". Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium. 18: 141–147.
"Flora of New Zealand | Taxon Profile | Beeveria". Retrieved 4 November 2019.
"Beeveria distichophylloides".
"Flora of New Zealand | Taxon Profile | Beeveria distichophylloides".

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