Catalogue of Fungi of Colombia is the first comprehensive listing of known Colombian fungi. It was compiled by a team of Colombian and international mycologists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Humboldt Institute, and other partner organizations. The catalogue is accompanied by fifteen chapters written by specialists providing perspectives on the state of knowledge of the Colombian fungi covering a range of topics, from the diversity of the main groups of fungi and history of mycological studies in Colombia to aspects of the biogeography, ecology, biotechnology, conservation, and uses of Colombian fungi. The catalogue is further enriched by supplementary material that allows readers to explore open questions, develop new ideas on the use of fungi and their conservation, and foster social and environmental awareness.
Rafael F. de Almeida is a biologist with expertise in taxonomy and systematics. Robert Lücking is a lichenologist at the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum in Berlin, where he works as curator for lichens, fungi, and bryophytes. Aída Vasco-Palacios is a professor at the Faculty of Microbiology at the University of Antioquia and the president of the Colombian Association of Mycologists. Ester Gaya is a senior research leader in the trait diversity and function department at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where she leads the Comparative Fungal Biology team. Mauricio Diazgranados is a research leader in the Ecosystem Stewardship department at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.