I'm doing some work visualising tree inventories and thought it would be nice to show whether the species is native to Australia or not. I haven't so far found any database that would answer the question. Wikipedia has a category "Flora of Australia" but it's not clear whether that means "native to", and I don't know if it's consistently used.
Are there any other databases with this kind of information? Taxonomy information seems straightforward, but what about basic distribution in the wild?
In this case, I really just a very simple "yes/no" per species. In some cases, I only have the genus, but I don't know if asking whether a genus is native to a country is a sensible question.
EDIT Well, it turns out there are lots of plant databases of various kinds, mostly concerned with taxonomies, tracking name changes, and photos. I've now looked at:
- http://www.allcreativedesigns.com.au/pages/speciesbotanical.html (unclear licence, unclear comprehensiveness)
- http://www.oznativeplants.com/A-Z/common.html (unclear licence, unclear comprehensiveness)
- Australian Virtual Herbarium Great resource, unclear if it actually has native/introduced attribute.
- Australian Plant Name Index Unclear if it has that information.
- Catalogue of Life Unclear if it has that information. (Also probably not very comprehensive, it didn't have one species that I looked up).
Still more to go at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biodiversity_databases
Another one, the "Colonial Plants Database"