Catalogue of Fungi of Colombia
The Catalogue of Fungi of Colombia is the first comprehensive listing of the known Colombian funga. Compiled by a team of Colombian and international mycologists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Humboldt Institute and numerous partner institutions, it consolidates expert-generated information linked and accessible through an online portal (ColFungi). The checklist is accompanied by 15 chapters written by specialists, providing perspectives on the state of knowledge on the Colombian funga, covering a range of topics, from the diversity of the main groups of fungi and the history of mycological studies in this country, to aspects of the biogeography, ecology, biotechnology, conservation, and uses of Colombian fungi and their presence in national and international biological collections. The Catalogue is further enriched by diverse supplementary material, allowing users to explore further open questions and opportunities, to develop new ideas on the use of fungi and their conservation, and to foster social and environmental awareness.