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Table 3 Contributions of the top 10 families (in terms of numbers of species) to different use categories

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

Family ME (%) FO (%) ED (%) GR (%) FI (%) ID (%) OR (%) PE (%) EN (%) LI (%) OT (%)
Poaceae 14 (5.3) 42 (24.3) 7 (6.9) 2 (3.8) 18 (34.6) 2 (4.2) 4 (12.5) 0 (0.0) 13 (54.2) 4 (18.2) 6 (40.0)
Polygonaceae 32 (12.2) 11 (6.4) 11 (10.9) 1 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 14 (29.2) 1 (3.1) 12 (46.2) 1 (4.2) 5 (22.7) 1 (6.7)
Cyperaceae 17 (6.5) 19 (11.0) 3 (3.0) 1 (1.9) 15 (28.8) 1 (2.1) 2 (6.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (8.3) 2 (9.1) 0 (0.0)
Lamiaceae 20 (7.6) 2 (1.2) 5 (5.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (8.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Asteraceae 13 (4.9) 6 (3.5) 7 (6.9) 2 (3.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.8) 1 (4.2) 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0)
Ranunculaceae 13 (4.9) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (19.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Hydrocharitaceae 3 (1.1) 12 (6.9) 3 (3.0) 7 (13.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Potamogetonaceae 5 (1.9) 10 (5.8) 1 (1.0) 7 (13.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Fabaceae 9 (3.4) 8 (4.6) 1 (1.0) 8 (15.1) 5 (9.6) 2 (4.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (16.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Brassicaceae 8 (3.0) 5 (2.9) 8 (7.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (10.4) 1 (3.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Total 134 (51.0) 115 (66.5) 47 (46.5) 28 (52.8) 38 (73.0) 29 (60.4) 9 (28.1) 19 (73.1) 21 (87.5) 12 (54.5) 7 (46.7)
  1. Note: ME = medicine; ED = food; FO = fodder; GR = green manure; OR = ornamental; ID = industrial raw material; FI = fiber; PE = pesticide; LI = liquor–making material; OT = other; EN = environmental use.