Check species status (native, exotic, ...) for one species from Flora Europaea webpage
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.
- character; a vector of length one with a single scientific species names in
the form of
- Curl options passed on to
- A list of vectors containing the countries where the species is native, exotic, ...
sp <- c("Lavandula stoechas", "Carpobrotus edulis", "Rhododendron ponticum", "Alkanna lutea", "Anchusa arvensis") fe_native(sp) sapply(sp, fe_native, simplify = FALSE)