search for plots based on 'communities similar to' a given type
Not sure how this would look. Provide a community and VegBank thinks about which communities are similar and you get plots back from all communities. Not sure how this would work and if it's worth it. Maybe once 'suggest' a community is completed, this will be simpler.
But do we also want on-the-fly searching for similar types, e.g. by diagnostic species? Should only return types stored in the db as 'similar', which are at the same hierarchy level and based on composition or similarity in the field. This information is needed to develop proposals. Types can be queried by both scientific and common names.
Source is section 2.6.5 number 26b of requirements document, page 69