This function check the status (native or exotic) of a species in each of the eu countries.

For that end, it checks Flora Europaea (http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/FE/fe.html) and scrapes the data from there.

Note that the webpage contains more information.

As expected, the function is as good as the database is. I think for native species is robust but new exotic species are not added as to my knowledge the database is not updated anymore. The database is not able to recognize species synonyms.

See http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/FE/data/countries for explanation of the database codes.

flora_europaea(sp, messages = TRUE, ...)

Arguments

sp

character; a vector of length one with a single scientific species names in the form of c("Genus species").

messages

logical; If TRUE (default), informative messages printed

...

curl options passed on to HttpClient

Value

A list of vectors containing the countries where the species is native, exotic, ...

Author

Ignasi Bartomeus [email protected]

Examples

if (FALSE) { sp <- c("Lavandula stoechas", "Carpobrotus edulis", "Rhododendron ponticum", "Alkanna lutea", "Anchusa arvensis") flora_europaea(sp[1]) sapply(sp, flora_europaea, simplify = FALSE) flora_europaea('Calendula officinalis') }