Genus 30. Symphyogyna, Mont. and Nees.
1. S. connivens, sp. nov.
Plant terrestrial, small, simple, gregarious, stipitate, erect; delicate pale-green; root (and stipe) dark pink, cylindrical, succulent, slightly hairy; hairs patent; stipe ¾ inch long, flexuous, smooth, glossy, succulent; frond oblate - orbicular, broader than long, 6–8 lines broad, 4–5 lines long, dichotomous, 2-branched from top of stipe; branches equal, broad at bases, conniving and forming a cup-like cavity at top of stipe, wavy, not decurrent, on stipe; each branch 2–3-lobed or sub-branched, and cut nearly to base; each lobe deeply divided; ultimate lobes short, broad, truncate, nerved; margins largely serrate; serratures broad, long, and sharp, with 5–9 cells ha each; cells large, sub-orbicular, their walls thick and dark. Involucre very small at bases of main branches on the upper surface, 2 on “a frond, much and finely laciniate; lacinise recurved, somewhat glossy. Calyptra (immature) shortly peduncled.
Hab. Among mosses and other small plants, base of Mount Tongariro, County of East Taupo; 1887: Mr. H. Hill.