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Table 3 Plant families, number of medicinal plant species and proportions

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia

No Family No of species in each % of total
1 Asteraceae 14 8.6
2 Fabaceae 13 8.0
3 Solanaceae 10 6.1
4 Euphorbiaceae 8 4.9
5 Lamiaceae 7 4.3
6 Malvaceae 6 3.7
7 Apiaceae 5 3.1
8 Acanthaceae, Amarantaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae (six families) 4 2.5
9 Convolvulaceae, Moraceae, Rhamnaceae, Poaceae, Polygonaceae, Oleaceae (six families) 3 1.8
10 Boraginaceae, Cuppressaceae, Loganiaceae, Myrsinaceae, Myrtaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae, Scrophularaceae, Urticaceae, Apocynaceae (ten families) 2 1.2
11 Other 38 families 1 0.6