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Table 3 Commercially important medicinal ethnospecies with more than two informants and 75% or more citations affirmative for commercial value (collection sites expressed as the percentage of citations for that site, and commercial value expressed as the percentage of citations of affirmative commercial value of the plant)

From: The apparency hypothesis applied to a local pharmacopoeia in the Brazilian northeast

Ethnospecies/species Habit Collection sites Part sold Commercial value No. of informants
”Fava d”anta’ tree/Dimorphandra gardneriana Tul. Tree 52.7% FLONA, 18.2% nat. veg. outside FLONA, 29.1% anthropogenic area Fruit 100% 29
Malva/Waltheria indica L. Herb 100% anthropogenic area Inflorescence 100% 2
‘Pequi’/Caryocar coriaceum Wittm. Tree 76.3% FLONA, 5.3% native vegetation outside FLONA, 18.4% anthropogenic area *Oil from fruit and seed 98.28% 58
‘Janaguba’/Himatanthus drasticus (Mart.) Plumel. Tree 85.6% FLONA, 11.0% native vegetation outside FLONA, 3.4% anthropogenic area Latex, stem bark 88.89% 99
‘Catuaba’/Erythroxylum ampliofolium (Mart.) O.E. Schulz Shrub 81.8% FLONA, 12.1% native vegetation outside FLONA, 3.0% anthropogenic area Stem bark 80% 30
‘Barbatimão’/Stryphnodendron rotundifolium Mart.. Tree 90.7% FLONA, 7.6% native vegetation outside FLONA, 1.7%. anthropogenic area Stem bark 75.70% 107
Cassava/Manihot esculenta Crantz Shrub 100% anthropogenic area *Gum 75% 4
‘Mangaba’/Hancornia speciosa Gomes Tree 87.5% FLONA, 9.4% native vegetation outside FLONA, 3.1% anthropogenic area Latex, stem bark 75% 56
‘Urucum’/Bixa orellana L. Shrub 100% anth anthropogenic area Seed 75% 8
  1. Horizonte community, NE Brazil.
  2. *product obtained from any part of the plant.