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Piepenbring, M. 2006. Checklist of fungi in Panama, preliminary version. Puente Biológico (Revista Científica de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí) 1: 1-190 + 5 plates.

In 2006, for the first time a checklist of fungi reported for Panama in literature was presented. It is based on approximately 300 publications containing approximately 3,330 records for this country. These records correspond to 1,802 species and subspecific taxa in 645 genera. For each species, data on its ecology, substrates, distribution within Panama, and references to literature are cited. Publications focusing on ecological and applied aspects of fungi in Panama are also cited. 45 species and genera known for Panama are illustrated by color photographs taken in this country. The species cited in the list represent only a small part of the fungal diversity existing in Panama, where mycological investigation is still in the pioneer phase. The list and the literature references are offered as a starting point for mycological fieldwork, identification, and taxonomical revision of the taxa by students and professionals.

For an analysis of these data see:
Piepenbring, M. 2007. Inventoring the fungi of Panama. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 73-84.