Explain a taxon name using formative elements

explainST(x, format = c("text", "html"), viewer = TRUE)

Arguments

x

a Subgroup, Great Group, Suborder or Order-level taxonomic name; matching is exact and case-insensitive

format

output format: 'text' | 'html'

viewer

show format = 'html' output in browser? default: TRUE

Value

a block of text, suitable for display in fixed-width font

Examples

cat(explainST("ids"), "\n\n") # -ids (order suffix)
#> ids #> | #> soils with some diagnostic horizons and an aridic SMR #>
cat(explainST("aridisols"), "\n\n") # Aridisols (order name)
#> aridisols #> | #> soils with some diagnostic horizons and an aridic SMR #>
cat(explainST("argids"), "\n\n") # Arg- (suborder)
#> argids #> | | #> presence of an argillic horizon #> | #> soils with some diagnostic horizons and an aridic SMR #>
cat(explainST("haplargids"), "\n\n") # Hap- (great group)
#> haplargids #> | | | #> minimum horizon development #> | | #> presence of an argillic horizon #> | #> soils with some diagnostic horizons and an aridic SMR #>
cat(explainST("typic haplargids"), "\n\n") # Typic (subgroup)
#> typic haplargids #> | | | | #> central theme of subgroup concept #> | | | #> minimum horizon development #> | | #> presence of an argillic horizon #> | #> soils with some diagnostic horizons and an aridic SMR #>