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Table 5 Comparison of the usage intensities of each edible Ficus species among different culture groups

From: An ethnobotanical study of the less known wild edible figs (genus Ficus) native to Xishuangbanna, Southwest China

Culture groups

Species *

FAL

FAU

FCA

FHI

FMR

FOL

FRA

FSE

FSM

FTI

FVA

FVI

FVS

Dai

+ + + +

+ + + +

+ + + +

+ + +

+ ++

+ +

+

+ + + +

+ + + +

+ + + +

Hani

+

+ + +

+

+ +

+

+ +

+ +

+

Jinuo

+ + +

+ + +

+

+ + +

+

+ +

+ +

+ + +

+ + +

Yao

+ +

+

+ +

+

+

+ +

+

+

  1. * –, no usage record; +, consumed occasionally or just by children and hunters; + +, frequently consumed and often gathered regularly during harvest season; + + +, frequently consumed and the surplus amount may be sold in the local market or processed for out-of-season use, the resources are protected intentionally; + + + +, introduced or cultivated in homegarden for the convenience of daily use and commercial purpose. FAL, F. altissima; FAU, F. auriculata; FCA, F. callosa; FHI, F. hirta; FMR, F. maclellandii var. rhododendrifolia; FOL, F. oligodon; FRA, F. racemosa; FSE, F. semicordata; FSM, F. semicordata var. montana; FTI, F. tikoua; FVA, F. vasculosa; FVI, F. virens; FVS, F. virens var. sublanceolata.