Annotated checklist of useful plants of Colombia

Mauricio Diazgranados*, Tiziana Cossu, Laura Kor, Benedetta Gori, Germán Torres, Aguilar-Giraldo, Jiménez-Pastrana, Guevara-Ruiz, Julia Carretero, Joaquim d'Souza, Henry Agudelo-Zamora, Fabio Andres Ávila, Raquel Negrão

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A comprehensive checklist of the useful plants of Colombia is presented in this chapter. This checklist is one of the core outputs of the Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia (UPFC) project, produced by a multinational team of researchers. The list includes supraspecific taxa, accepted species and authors, common names, species origin (when available), geographic information (habitats, regions, departments, elevation range), conservation status (assessments of the accepted name), CITES status (when available) and level 1 of the category of use. The taxonomic coverage and statistics are provided in chapter 10. Notes on the geographic distribution are provided in chapter 11. Analyses on the conservation status are included in chapter 2. At the end of the catalogue, indexes of synonyms, families and genera, and common names are also provided. For full details on the species, readers should scan the QR codes and visit the species profiles in, which include morphological descriptions, geographic distribution and maps, synonymy, notes on uses, links to herbarium specimens, images of live plants, illustrations, economic botany items and anatomical laminae, bibliography and additional sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatalogue of Useful Plants of Colombia
PublisherRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
ISBN (Print)978-1-84246-774-9
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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