Ignatov M.S.1 1998. Bryophyte flora of Altai Mountains. VIII. Brachytheciaceae // Arctoa. Vol.7: 85–152 [in English].

1 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia

KEYWORDS: Brachytheciaceae, taxonomy, new species, mosses, phytogeography, Altai, Russia, key for identification.

ABSTRACT. The family Brachytheciaceae in Altai is represented by 8 genera and 33 species: Brachythecium buchananii, B. cirrosum, B. collinum, B. complanatum, B. dovrense, B. erythrorrhizon ssp. asiaticum ssp. nov., B. falcatulum, B. glaciale, B. latifolium, B. mildeanum, B. oedipodium, B. ornellanum, B. plumosum, B. populeum, B. reflexum, B. rivulare, B. rotaeanum, B. rutabulum, B. salebrosum, B. starkei, B. trachypodium, B. turgidum, B. velutinum, Bryhnia novae-angliae, Cirriphyllum piliferum, Eurhynchium altaicum sp. nov., E. angustirete, E. hians, E. pulchellum, Homalothecium philippeanum, Myuroclada maximowiczii, Platyhypnidium riparioides, Scleropodiopsis laxiretis gen. et sp. nov. For each species descriptions, illustrations, and distribution and habitat preferences in Altai are provided.

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