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Table 2 Most frequently cited plant species in Gabon from 38 childcare (CC) questionnaires and 40 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 IUCN status CC frequency [%]* WH frequency [%]*
Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle cultivated   74 10
Capsicum annuum L. cultivated   39 30
Manihot esculenta Crantz cultivated   45 23
Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub. primary   34 28
Elaeis guineensis Jacq. disturbance, cultivated   37 23
Musa sp. cultivated   37 20
Annickia affinis (Exell) Versteegh & Sosef primary, disturbance   37 18
Costus sp. disturbance   37 18
Alchornea cordifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Müll.Arg. disturbance   8 40
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir. disturbance   34 8
Psidium guajava L. cultivated   37 5
Aframomum sp. disturbance   29 10
Cola sp. disturbance   32 8
Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin disturbance, cultivated   18 20
Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth. primary, disturbance   18 20
Ocimum gratissimum L. disturbance, cultivated   13 18
Baillonella toxisperma Pierre primary VU 13 18
Alstonia cf. boonei De Wild. primary, disturbance   29 0
Sida acuta Burm.f. disturbance   3 25
Vernonia amygdalina Delile disturbance, cultivated   24 3
Aframomum melegueta K.Schum disturbance, cultivated   21 5
Mangifera indica L. cultivated   16 10
Senna alata (L.) Roxb. disturbance   16 10
Alstonia congensis Engl. wetlands   0 25
  1. *Number of informants who mentioned each species at least once per questionnaire, divided by the total number of informants.
  2. VU = vulnerable.