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Table 2 Species and genera richness and relative frequency of edible plant families

From: Comparative analysis of diversity and utilization of edible plants in arid and semi-arid areas in Benin

Family Genera richness Species richness Frequency (%)
Asteraceae 6 8 0.07
Poaceae 6 7 0.06
Anacardiaceae 5 7 0.06
Cucurbitaceae 5 6 0.05
Leg-Caesalpinioideae 4 5 0.04
Leg-Papilionoideae 4 5 0.04
Arecaceae 4 4 0.03
Amaranthaceae 2 4 0.03
Solanaceae 2 4 0.03
Tiliaceae 2 4 0.03
Moraceae 1 4 0.03
Bombacaceae 3 3 0.02
Euphorbiaceae 3 3 0.02
Lamiaceae 2 3 0.02
Malvaceae 2 3 0.02
Pedaliaceae 2 3 0.02
Rutaceae 2 3 0.02
Annonaceae 2 2 0.01
Araceae 2 2 0.01
Myrtaceae 2 2 0.01
Rubiaceae 2 2 0.01
Sapindaceae 2 2 0.01
Vitaceae 2 2 0.01
Acanthaceae 1 2 0.01
Apocynaceae 1 2 0.01
Asclepiadaceae 1 1 0.00
Balanitaceae 1 1 0.00
Basellaceae 1 1 0.00
Boraginaceae 1 1 0.00
Bromeliaceae 1 1 0.00
Capparaceae 1 1 0.00
Caricaceae 1 1 0.00
Chrysobalanaceae 1 1 0.00
Clusiaceae 1 1 0.00
Cochlospermaceae 1 1 0.00
Combretaceae 1 1 0.00
Convolvulaceae 1 1 0.00
Cyperaceae 1 1 0.00
Dioscoreaceae 1 1 0.00
Ebenaceae 1 1 0.00
Leg‒Mimosoideae 1 1 0.00
Loganiaceae 1 1 0.00
Meliaceae 1 1 0.00
Moringaceae 1 1 0.00
Musaceae 1 1 0.00
Portulacaceae 1 1 0.00
Sapotaceae 1 1 0.00
Verbenaceae 1 1 0.00