IntroductionVenezuela 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.