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Table 8 Indigenous transfer of medicinal plants knowledge among different age groups of healers’ family members

From: Medicinal plants used in traditional medicine by Oromo people, Ghimbi District, Southwest Ethiopia

Age group Age stages local name Number of medicinal plants reported/informant Mean
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15
9-16 Foollee 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 4 3 2 1 1 2 ± 34a**
17-24 Qondaala 3 5 4 5 6 5 4 4 3   5 4 3 2 4 4 ± 34a
25-32 Kuusaa 14 13 16 15 8 9 6 15 16 18 13 11 8 7 5 11.6 ± 43b
  1. *) Means with standard deviations within the same column followed by different letters (a-b) are significantly different (P < 0.05).