Botanists from Real Jardín Botánico of Madrid, and University
of Murcia carried out an expedition to Bolivia in July and August of 2007.
The bryological team was composed by María J. Cano and Juan A. Jiménez
(University of Murcia), and it was funded by Spanish Ministry of Education
and Science through the projects “Taxonomic revision of the genus Hennediella, Syntrichia and Tortula (Pottiaceae,
Bryophyta) in South America” (CGL2004-00788). This exploration was carried
out thanks to the cooperation of National Herbarium of La Paz (LPB). We wish
to acknowledge the assistance of Steven Churchill (Missouri Botanical Garden),
Claudia Aldana and Ninel Sanjines (National Herbarium of La Paz) and Reinaldo
Ramírez (University of San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca). About 550
specimens of bryophytes were collected, keeping primarily at MUB with duplicates
at LPB, and MO.