Calculate Quantitative Ethnobotany Indices

Calculate common quantitative ethnobotany indices to assess the cultural significance of plant species based on informant consensus. The package closely follows the paper by Tardio and Pardo-de-Santayana (2008). Tardio, J., and M. Pardo-de-Santayana, 2008. Cultural Importance Indices: A Comparative Analysis Based on the Useful Wild Plants of Southern Cantabria (Northern Spain) 1. Economic Botany, 62(1), 24-39. .

The goal of ethnobotanyR is to make it easier for ethnobotanists to calculate quantitative ethnobotany indices.<img src="vignettes/ethnobotanyR.png" style="background:none; border:none; box-shadow:none;height="20%"; width="20%";">


You can install the released version of ethnobotanyR from CRAN with:


You can install the working version of ethnobotanyR from GitHub with:



ethnobotanyR News

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ethnobotanyR 0.1.4 is a patch:

The Radial_plot() function is now added and can offer a quick descriptive overview of the results of different indices per species.

The FLs() function is now included to calculate the fidelity level (FL) of species uses in ethnobotany studies.

Plots made with ethnoChord() and ethnoChordUser() are more orderly now that the informants and species lists are arranged.

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0.1.4 by Cory Whitney, a month ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Cory Whitney

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL license

Imports dplyr, reshape, circlize, magrittr, assertthat, ggplot2

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown

See at CRAN