Kharzinov, Z.1, Portenier N.2, Ignatova E.3, Shhagapsoev S.1, Ignatov M.4 2004. Rare species and preliminary list of mosses of the Kabardino-Balkaria (Caucasus) // Arctoa. Vol. 13: 33–40 [in English].

1 Botany Dept., Biological Faculty, Kabardino-Balkarian State University, Chernyshevskogo, 173, Nalchik 360004 Russia

2 Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Popov str., 2, St. Petersburg, 197376 Russia

3 Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia

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

KEYWORDS: check-list, biodiversity, phytogeography, Central Caucasus, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, altitudinal distribution

ABSTRACT. A new interesting findings of mosses in the Kabardino-Balkaria (Caucasus) are discussed, including Andreaea heinemanii, Brachythecium geheebii, Cirriphyllum crassinervium, Dicranum tauricum, Entodon challengeri, Eurhynchium striatum, Fabronia ciliaris, Oreas martiana, Mielichhoferia himalayana, Plasteurhynchium striatulum, Rhodobryum ontariense, Rhynchostegiella tenella, R. teneriffae, Rhynchostegium rotundifolium, Sciurohypnum flotovianum, Serpoleskea confervoides, Stereodon fertilis, Syntrichia sinensis, Tortula atrovirens. Additionally a preliminary list of 326 species, known in the republic is given, annotated with the altitudinal distribution and substrate.

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