Bryophytes in the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural da Serra do Caraça, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

ABSTRACT The Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural da Serra do Caraça is located in the orographic complex of the Espinhaço Range and is characterized as a transition zone between two important Brazilian phytogeographical domains, the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado. It is composed of different types of plant formations and presents, predominantly, the rocky fields. In the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural da Serra do Caraça, we recorded 439 bryophyte species (238 mosses, 199 liverworts, and two hornworts), 74 (17%) Brazilian endemic species and 80 (18%) new records for Minas Gerais State. The Lejeuneaceae was the richest liverworts family, with 75 species, while Sphagnaceae showed the greatest richness for mosses, with 29 species. Most of the species found have a moderate distribution to the country and are Neotropical.