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Table 1 The taxonomic composition of wetland plants used traditionally and family use values (FUV) based on literature research

From: Diversity of wetland plants used traditionally in China: a literature review

Family No. of genus (%) No. of Species (%) FUV
Poaceae 27 (14.4) 46 (13.1) 1.59
Polygonaceae 3 (1.6) 32 (9.1) 1.57
Cyperaceae 6 (3.2) 29 (8.3) 1.34
Lamiaceae 14 (7.5) 20 (5.7) 1.25
Asteraceae 14 (7.5) 18 (5.1) 1.30
Ranunculaceae 6 (3.2) 14 (4.0) 1.10
Hydrocharitaceae 6 (3.2) 13 (3.7) 1.51
Potamogetonaceae 1 (0.5) 12 (3.4) 1.33
Fabaceae 11 (5.9) 11 (3.1) 1.97
Brassicaceae 4 (2.1) 10 (2.9) 1.81
Apiaceae 5 (2.7) 7 (2.0) 1.38
Araceae 5 (2.7) 7 (2.0) 1.19
Rosaceae 3 (1.6) 7 (2.0) 1.56
Scrophulariaceae 6 (3.2) 7 (2.0) 1.05
Alismataceae 3 (1.6) 6 (1.7) 1.29
Chenopodiaceae 3 (1.6) 5 (1.4) 1.86
Commelinaceae 2 (1.1) 5 (1.4) 1.24
Eriocaulaceae 1 (0.5) 5 (1.4) 1.00
Primulaceae 2 (1.1) 5 (1.4) 1.24
Typhaceae 2 (1.1) 5 (1.4) 1.84
Urticaceae 4 (2.1) 5 (1.4) 1.51
Equisetaceae 1 (0.5) 4 (1.1) 1.21
Lemnaceae 3 (1.6) 4 (1.1) 1.44
Lythraceae 3 (1.6) 4 (1.1) 1.13
Onagraceae 2 (1.1) 4 (1.1) 1.04
Pontederiaceae 2 (1.1) 4 (1.1) 1.83
Trapaceae 1 (0.5) 4 (1.1) 1.75
Acanthaceae 3 (1.6) 3 (0.9) 1.00
Caryophllaceae 3 (1.6) 3 (0.9) 1.33
Nymphaeaceae 3 (1.6) 3 (0.9) 2.71
Plantaginaceae 1 (0.5) 3 (0.9) 1.23
Acoraceae 1 (0.5) 2 (0.6) 1.28
Amaranthaceae 1 (0.5) 2 (0.6) 2.82
Cannaceae 1 (0.5) 2 (0.6) 1.42
Haloragaceae 1 (0.5) 2 (0.6) 1.13
Lentibulariaceae 1 (0.5) 2 (0.6) 1.00
Menyanthaceae 1 (0.5) 2 (0.6) 2.06
Solanaceae 2 (1.1) 2 (0.6) 1.50
Valerianaceae 1 (0.5) 2 (0.6) 1.00
Verbenaceae 2 (1.1) 2 (0.6) 1.00
Violaceae 1 (0.5) 2 (0.6) 1.00
Amaryllidaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 2.50
Apocynaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 2.67
Azollaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 2.22
Butomaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.50
Cabombaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.00
Campanulaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.00
Ceratophyllaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.71
Cucurbitaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 3.20
Euphorbiaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.00
Gentianaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.00
Geraniaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.00
Iridaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.25
Juncaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.71
Marsileaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.71
Menispermaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.00
Nelumbonaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 2.22
Papaveraceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.00
Parkeriaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.33
Penthoraceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 2.33
Phytolaccaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 2.75
Plumbaginaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.00
Salviniaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.89
Saururaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.33
Saxifragaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.67
Schizaeaceae 1 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1.50
  1. The family names on the list are arranged in the order of the descending number of species.