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Table 2 Use diversity among the 185 species and distribution in the five studied habitats

From: Factors affecting ethnobotanical knowledge in a mestizo community of the Sierra de Huautla Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Use categories Tropical deciduous forest Oak forest Riparian vegetation Home gardens Farming lands Number of species1 Percentage1
Medicinal 40 20 2 18 10 90 29
Edible 19 11 3 10 4 48 15.5
Timber yielding-construction 17 6 1 0 1 25 8.1
Firewood 12 8 1 0 1 22 7.1
Crafts 13 6 1 0 2 22 7.1
Mystical-religious 4 9 0 6 2 21 6.8
Fodder 14 3 1 0 1 19 6.1
Farming wooden tools 13 5 0 0 0 18 5.8
Domestic wooden tools 11 6 2 0 0 19 6.1
Ornamental 3 3 0 11 1 18 5.8
Poison 4 0 0 0 0 4 1.3
Commercialization of wild plants 1 3 0 0 0 4 1.3
Total 151 80 11 45 23 310 100
  1. 1Includes species with more than one use (n = 310 uses).