Acta Biológica Colombiana
Print version ISSN 0120-548X
LAGOS-LOPEZ, MAYER ISNARDO; SAENZ- JIMENEZ, FAUSTO ALEXIS and MORALES-PUENTES, MARÍA EUGENIA. Rheophilic Bryophytes of Three River of the Páramo de Mamapacha, Chinavita (Boyacá-Colombia). Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.1, pp. 143-160. ISSN 0120-548X.
In this study, 42 species of rheophylic bryophytes (21 mosses, 20 liverworts, 1 hornwort) were found. Of them 18 are new reports for Boyacá province. The families with more richness of species are Bartramiaceae (4 spp.), Brachytheciaceae, Dicranaceae, Pallaviciniaceae and Jungermanniaceae (3 spp. each one). The bryophytes establishment is conditioned by the exhibition grade to the atmosphere, the availability of rocks and the competition with other bryophytes. Finally, a commented catalogue with morphological, distribution and ecological data of the species is presented.
Keywords : Rheophylic bryophytes; catalogue; paramo; river.