Establishment status

@tansh91 who has been kindly identifying some of the plants says "Can someone label all the exotic plants "Establishment means: Introduced" in the Indonesia country page?

https://www.inaturalist.org/places/indonesia#taxon=47126 "

Any views on a good source for which are introduced to Indonesia?

Posted by lera lera, July 12, 2019 07:21

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I have labelled a couple of clearly introduced species (Catharanthus roseus, Tradescantia zebrina) and its easily done - but needs someone with the knowledge to look through the checklist properly.

Why do this? It shows the pink (!) flag next to the species name in the Observation. This might be a further cue to check whether that observation should be tagged as 'cultivated/not wild'. Of course non-native species can be wild (self-propagating) and natives can be cultivated/planted, so its a cue, not a rule.

If done thoroughly it would allow filtering for observations of native / introduced species, but I'm not sure I'd rely on this as new species can be added at any time.

Establishment means also feeds into any Atlases developed that include flowering plants in Indonesia. There are 355 pages of Angiosperm atlases - does anyone know if there are any for Indonesia? https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/atlases

Posted by lera 3 days ago (Flag)

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