The genus Syntrichia Brid. which contains about 84 species recognised, is a widespread group of mosses that constitute the 6% of the Pottiaceae family approximately. It is widely distributed in the world in a great of environments, mainly in temperate, arid, artic, alpine lands or mountainous tropical areas, where mainly grow on soil, rocks or trees. Currently, no comprehensive taxonomic treatment about Syntrichia is available, because the principal published works are regional accounts or detailed studies on some species, such as Kramer (1978, 1980, 1988) for east of Holartic Kingdom, Mishler (1993) for Mexico, Lightowlers (1985, 1986) for southern hemisphere and Gallego (2002) for Iberian Peninsula.


GALLEGO M.T., SIM-SIM M. & SÉRGIO C 2002 . Novas localidades de Syntrichia Brid. (Pottiaceae, Musci) para Portugal Portugaliae Acta Biologica 20: 118-119
GALLEGO M.T., WERNER O., SÉRGIO C. & GUERRA J. 2005 . A morphological and genetic study of the Syntrichia laevipila complex (Pottiaceae) in Portugal Nova Hedwigia 80: 301-322
CAMPISI P., GALLEGO M.T. & LO RE M.G. 2006 . Syntrichia echinata (Schiffner) Herrnst. & Ben- Seasson (Pottiaceae, Musci) new to Italy Cryptogamie, Bryologie 27: 383-386
FRAHM J.P. & GALLEGO M.T. 2001 . Syntrichia glabra, a new moss from Germany J. Bryol. 23: 119-122
GALLEGO M.T. 2005 . A taxonomic study of the genus Syntrichia Brid. (Pottiaceae, Musci) in the Mediterranean region and Macaronesia J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 98: 47-122
GALLEGO M.T. 2006 . (Pottiaceae). In: Guerra J., Cano M.J. & Ros R.M. (eds.). Flora Briofítica Ibérica. Pottiales: Pottiaceae, Encalyptales: Encalyptaceae. Universidad de Murcia, Sociedad Española de Briología, Murcia. III: 120-143
GALLEGO M.T. & CANO M.J. 2002 . Syntrichia virescens (De Not.) Ochyra novo elemento para a brioflora de Portugal Portugaliae Acta Biologica 20: 120
GALLEGO M.T. & CANO M.J. 2009 . Syntrichia boliviana (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta), a new species from Neotropics Systematic Botany 34: 245-251
GALLEGO M.T. & CANO M.J. 2007 . New reports of Syntrichia Brid. (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) taxa from South America Nova Hedwigia 85: 457-461
GALLEGO M.T., CANO M.J. & GUERRA J. 2009 . New synonymy in Syntrichia (Pottiaceae) in the Neotropics Bryologist 112: 173-177
GALLEGO M.T. & CANO M.J. 2007 . A new species of Syntrichia Brid. (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) from Chile J. Bryol. 29: 183-187
GALLEGO M.T., CANO M.J. & GUERRA J. 2004 . A taxonomic study of Syntrichia laevipila (Pottiaceae, Musci) complex Bot. J. Linnean Soc. 145: 219-230
GALLEGO M.T., CANO M.J. & GUERRA J. 2006 . Syntrichia ammonsiana (Pottiaceae), new to South America Bryologist 109: 236-238
GALLEGO M.T., CANO M.J. & SÉRGIO C. 2005 . Syntrichia bogotensis (Bryopsida, Pottiaceae) New for Macaronesia Bryologist 108: 219-223
GALLEGO M.T., GUERRA, J., CANO, M.J., ROS, R.M. & SÁNCHEZ-MOYA, M.C. 2000 . The status and distribution of Syntrichia virescens var. minor (Pottiaceae, Musci) Bryologist 103: 375-378
GALLEGO M.T., CANO, M.J., ROS, R.M.& GUERRA, J. 2002 . New Taxonomic Data on a Circum-Tethyan Group of Syntrichia (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta): the S. caninervis Complex Syst. Bot. 27: 643-653
GALLEGO M.T., CANO, M.J., ROS, R.M. & GUERRA, J. 2002 . An overwiew of Syntrichia ruralis complex (Pottiaceae: Musci) in the Mediterranean region and neighbouring areas Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 138: 209-224
GALLEGO M.T., CANO M.J. & GUERRA J. 2011 . New records, synonyms and one combination in the genus Syntrichia (Pottiaceae) from South America Bryologist 114: 556-562

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