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Table 4 Most abundant trees species (DBH > 10 cm) that occur in the most conserved riparian forests of the Pepital River at Alcântara, Brazil (n = 3 plots of 0.1 ha)

From: Perceptions of environmental change and use of traditional knowledge to plan riparian forest restoration with relocated communities in Alcântara, Eastern Amazon

  Botanical name Family Common name Density (ind/hectare) mean ± stdv Uses
1 Virola surinamensis (Rol.) Warb. Myristicaceae Urucurana 97.3 ± 97.1 M, T, O
2 Xylopia brasiliensis Sprengel Annonaceae Pindaíba 63.3 ± 60.3 -
3 Carapa guianesenis Aubl. Meliaceae Andiroba 46.7 ± 50.3 M, T, O
4 Symphonia globulifera Linn. f. Clusiaceae Guanandi/Guananim 43.4 ± 40.4 M, T
5 Mauritia flexuosa L.F. Arecaceae Buriti 33.3 ± 32.1 F, S
6 Euterpe oleraceae Mart. Arecaceae Juçara/Açai 33.3 ± 43.6 F, H
7 Richeria dressleri G.L. Webster Phyllanthaceae Jaca-da-baixa 30.0 ± 43.6 -
8 Anacardium sp. Anacardiaceae Caju-da-baixa 26.7 ± 46.2 F
9 n.i. n.i. Casca-grossa 20.0 ± 34.6 -
10 Attalea maripa (Aubl.) Mart Arecaceae Inajá 16.7 ± 15.3 F, H, O
11 Tapirira guianensis Aubl. Anacardiaceae Pau-pombo 16.7 ± 15.3 -
12 Annona sp Annonaceae Araticum-da-baixa 13.3 ± 5.8 F
  1. Legend of uses: F - fruit, M- medicinal, O– Oil, T – timber, S- straw, H– heart palm.