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Catalogue of Useful Plants of Colombia

A thorough listing of Colombia’s rich and useful biodiversity.

The Catalogue of Useful Plants of Colombia is the most comprehensive listing of the known useful plants found in Colombia. It was compiled by a team of Colombian and international botanists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Humboldt Institute, and other partner organizations. The catalog is accompanied by eleven chapters written by specialists covering a range of topics, from taxonomic, geographic, and conservation aspects to the plants’ uses in sustainable value chains and contributions to the bioeconomy. Specific topics such as medicinal, edible, and insecticide plants and their representation in the Amazon region are also covered. The catalog includes supplementary material that allows readers to explore open questions and opportunities, develop new ideas on the use of plants and their conservation, and foster social and environmental awareness.

1,056 pages | 80 color plates, 25 maps | 9 1/2 x 11

Biological Sciences: Conservation, Ecology

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