a floristic survey of bryophytes from a seasonal subdeciduous tropical forest was carried out in a remnant located in municipality of brejo da madre de deus, state of pernambuco (8o08'45''s, 36o22'16''w). the property has an area of 700ha, distributed over valleys and hills from 900-1120m altitude. twenty three species belonging to 13 families of pleurocarpous mosses were registered. new references for northeast region of brazil are aptychopsis subpungifolia (broth.) broth., erytrodontium longisetum (hook.) par., porothamnium flagelliferum (hampe) fleisch., sematophyllum beyrichii (hornsch.) broth., s. galipense (c. muell.) mitt. and trichosteleum glaziovii (hampe) w. r. buck. descriptions, illustrations, comments and geographical distributions are given for each new record.