The genus Leptophascum (Müll.Hal.) J.Guerra & M.J.Cano (Pottiaceae) is new to the bryoflora of Egypt and is represented by Leptophascum leptophyllum (Müll.Hal.) J.Guerra & M.J.Cano. This raised the number of fully identified moss taxa recorded from Egypt to 189. The location, habitats, herbarium numbers and distribution of the species in Africa and the world are reviewed. A description and photos are provided.
North Africa, Egypt, Dakahlia province, Pottiaceae, distribution, floristics, new record