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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.