Venezuela A briological team composed by María J. Cano, and Juan A. Jiménez from University of Murcia (Spain) carried out an expedition to Venezuela in July-August of 2010. This trip was funded by Spanish Ministry of Education and Science through the project “Study of the tribes Barbuleae and Bryoerythrophylleae (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) in South America” (CGL2007-60692).

This exploration was carried out thanks to the cooperation of Herbario Nacional de Venezuela of Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela Dr. Tobías Lasser in Caracas (VEN). We wish to acknowledge the assistance of José Ramón Grande (Herbario Nacional de Venezuela), Thalia Morales (Fundación Instituto Botánico of Caracas), Efraín Moreno (Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador of Caracas) and Yelitza León (Univesity of Los Andes of Merida). About 350 specimens of bryophytes were collected, keeping at VEN with duplicates at MUB.



Distrito Capital: Cerro El Ávila, 10º32'29''N, 66º52'46''W, 1000-2000 m.
Distrito Capital: Cerro El Ávila, 10º32'51''N, 66º51'56''W, 2300 m.


Mérida: Centro Jardín Botánico de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de Los Andes.



  • Cano M.J. & Jiménez J.A. 2012. New records of Pottiaceae (Bryophyta) for Venezuela. Polish Botanical Journal 57(1): 161–166.
  • Cano M.J. & Jiménez J.A. 2013. A taxonomic revision of the tribe Pleuroweisieae (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) in South America. Phytotaxa 143: 1–42.
  • Gallego M.T., Cano M.J., Jiménez J.F, Jiménez J.A. & Guerra J. 2014. Morphological and Molecular Data Support a New Combination into the Neotropical Complex of Cucullate-leaved Species of Syntrichia (Pottiaceae). Systematic Botany 39(2): 361-368.
  • Jiménez J.A. & Cano M.J. 2014. A new species of Didymodon (Bryophyta, Pottiaceae), from northern South America. Nova Hedwigia 99: 467–473.
  • Alonso M., Jiménez J.A. & Cano M.J. 2019. Taxonomic revision of Chionoloma (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 104: 563–632.
  • Gallego M.T., Cano M.J., Jiménez J.A. & Guerra J. 2022. Circumscription and phylogenetic position of two propagulose species of Syntrichia (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) reveals minor realignments within the tribe Syntricheae. Plants 11(5): 626.
  • Jiménez J.A., Cano M.J. & Guerra J. 2022 [2021]. A multilocus phylogeny of the moss genus Didymodon and allied genera (Pottiaceae): Generic delimitations and their implications for systematics. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 60(2): 281–304.