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Table 1 Most frequently cited plant species in Bénin from 43 childcare (CC) questionnaires and 42 women’s health (WH) questionnaires

From: Evidence in support of the role of disturbance vegetation for women’s health and childcare in Western Africa

Species Vegetation type Conservation status CC frequency [%]c WH frequency [%]c
Ocimum gratissimum L. disturbance, cultivated   72 62
Sarcocephalus latifolius (Sm.) E.A. Bruce savanna   33 69
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen. savanna   44 57
Momordica charantia L. disturbance   60 21
Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle cultivated   44 36
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A.Rich. disturbance VUb 56 19
Ocimum sp. cultivated   26 40
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A.Juss. savanna, cultivated VUa, ENb 30 36
Dichapetalum madagascariense Poir. disturbance   28 29
Schwenckia americana L. disturbance   26 29
Uvaria chamae P.Beauv. disturbance   16 36
Heterotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Jacq.-Fél. disturbance   28 24
Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby disturbance, cultivated   35 17
Monodora myristica (Gaertn.) Dunal disturbance ENb 35 17
Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. disturbance, cultivated EWb 21 29
Allium sativum L. cultivated   30 19
Carica papaya L. cultivated   26 21
Argemone mexicana L. disturbance   35 12
Psidium guajava L. cultivated   44 2
  1. aIUCN.
  2. bBénin Red List [27].
  3. cThe number of informants who mentioned each species at least once per questionnaire divided by the total number of informants.
  4. VU = vulnerable; EN = endangered; EW = extinct in wild.