Brachytheciastrum dieckei (Roll) Ignatov Huttunen (Brachytheciaceae) in the eastern Mediterranean area and the Middle East
Orgaz, J. David Cano; Guerra, Juan
Brachytheciastrum dieckei (Röll) Ignatov & Huttunen, a species known from the western Mediterranean region and Macaronesia, is reported from the eastern Mediterranean (Greece and Cyprus) and the Middle East (Israel, Lebanon and Turkey) for the first time. This species has been confused with B. velutinum (Hedw.) Ignatov & Huttunen, a very similar taxon that also occurs in those regions. The main distinctive characters that separate both species are discussed.