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Reviewing the results table

There are a number of elements to the results table to explore.


You can sort any of the columns by clicking the column header. Click again will reverse the order, with the arrow indicating the order.

Viewing (or editing) a record

For each record in the table, you can click on the view icon to display more information. If you have editing permissions, there will also be an edit icon.

The edit and view icons (respectively)


The taxon column is colour coded to show validation status.

Icon State Description Mapped? Shown in queries by default?
Icon for unchecked records in DDb Unchecked Records are given this validation state when they enter the DDb by default Yes Yes
Icon for confirmed records in DDb Confirmed A record that has been checked subsequently in the DDb and is recognised as accurate is given the “confirmed” validation state. Yes Yes
Icon for needs verification records in DDb Needs verfication This state is applied when the record is not currently acceptable, but further investigation or correction of some inconsistent details might make it valid. Yes Yes
Icon for needs verification records in DDb Doubtful This state is used if you feel the record details might have some merit, but for whatever reason the record is thought to be incorrect. Yes Yes
Icon for needs verification records in DDb Rejected The "rejected" state is applied if the record is obviously erroneous and fundamental flaws mean that the details aren't worth salvaging. If the strike through is diagonal, it means the record has been rejected outside of the DDb (e.g. often in MapMate) Yes Yes
Icon for needs verification records in DDb Duplicate It is not necessary or recommended to mark records as “duplicate” as the DDb can detect and exclude most duplicates automatically. Yes Yes

There are also the following singleton markers displayed after the taxon name:

  • '*' hectad singleton
  • '†' county singleton
  • '1st' first county record
  • '(nkm)' singleton within nkm radius


Each records has a status icon. You can roll over the icon to see the status in detail.

The outer circle shows the broad status of the record:

  • Green: native
  • Red: alien
  • Grey: unclassified

The inner circle represents a more fine-grained status, which is best determined by rolling over the circle:

  • native
  • deliberate introduction
  • naturalized escape or alien
  • migrant
  • casual - present briefly (less than five years)
  • unknown
  • surviving in wild for at least five years but not spreading
  • established in wild for at least five years and spreading
  • introduced and naturalized European species
  • introduced and naturalized North American species
  • population maintained or augmented by stocking
  • living indoors, e.g. in greenhouses
  • planted deliberately in a wild situation but not established
  • alien, but reported as native or without status by recorder
  • alien, excluding casual
  • introduced and naturalized Asian species
  • introduced Asian species
  • introduced European species
  • introduced African species
  • alien, (all categories)
  • status uncertain - presumed originally miscoded by recorder
  • not classified
  • looked for but not found

Some records also show additional status tags. You can rollover these tags to find more information, and a list of key tags is shown below.

example status tags
  • unmapped=not mapped as an occurrence in a wild situation
  • RPR=included in Rare Plant Register
  • Sco=included in Scottish Biodiversity List
  • FPO=included in Irish Flora Protection Order List
  • 8=included in Schedule 8 List
  • S41=included in Schedule 41 List
  • S42=included in Schedule 42 List
  • ax=included in Axiophyte list
  • National status: e.g 'scarce'
  • Red list: e.g. Eng:EN or GB2021:EN