Bryophyte flora of the territory of the projected Utrish Nature Reserve is studied (NW Caucasus, Black Sea coastal zone between Anapa and Novorossijsk, 44°41–45'N — 37°24-32'E). This area partly includes xeric open forests formed by Juniperus excelsa, J. oxycedrus and Pistacia mutica, rich in rare species, that are known in Russia only or almost only in this area: Zygodon rupestris, Syntrichia laevipila, Dicranoweisia cirrata, Pleurochaete squarrosa, Tortula inermis. Some other species are also known in Russia only within this area: Seligeria recurvata, Tortella flavovirens, Rhynchostegiella curviseta. Interestingly, many species common at the Black Sea coast SE of Tuapse are rare or totally absent here. Altogether, bryophyte flora includes 119 mosses and 9 hepatics.