Escudo de la República de Colombia Escudo de la República de Colombia




The compilation of common names and uses of plants in Colombia has been possible through the collaboration of many people and institutions. Countless informants from all over the country have shared with us their knowledge on plants; many institutions have supported our research; many colleagues have helped with their expertise or with their comments on our work. We express our deep gratitude to them all. Particularly, we thank Zaleth Cordero, Rodrigo Díaz, Francisco Hormaza, Pilar Lopera, Edgardo Ruiz, Paloma Cruz, and Norberto Villegas, who took part in the initial phase of the project.