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Table 4 Wild species richness and percentages (in brackets) of use types per life form

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

Species counts Uses
Vegetables Fruits Other uses
Life forms
Herbaceous 23 22 (96%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%)
Liana  4 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 2 (50%)
Shrub 18 7 (39%) 10 (56%) 9 (50%)
Tree 25 9 (36%) 20 (80%) 7 (28%)
Counts by use type 70 39 (56%) 33 (47%) 20 (29%)