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Table 1 Wild edible plants consumed in Obalanga

From: Wild edible plant species utilized by a subsistence farming community in Obalanga sub-county, Amuria district, Uganda

Family Species name and Voucher numbers Genus Local name Ha PC MC FI MKT
Acanthaceae Asystasia mysorensis (Roth.) T. Anderson (OS-002) Asystasia ecototo H L Co 26.6 NM
Amaranthaceae Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex. Thell (OS-015) Amaranthus aboga H Sho Co 3.1 M
Anacardiaceae Mangifera indica L. (OS-021) Mangifera emiebe T F Uc 88.4 M
Rhus natalensis Bernh. (OS-039) Rhus ewayo T F Uc 43.4 NM
Sclerocarya birrea Hochst. (OS-001) Sclerocarya ejikai T F Uc 43.8 NM
Annonaceae Annona senegalensis Pers. (OS-042) Annona ebwolo T F Uc 35.9 NM
Apocynaceae Mondia whitei (Hook.f.) Skeels (OS-025) Mondia emulondo H R Uc 1.6 M
Arecaceae Borassus aethiopum Mart. (OS-014) Borassus edukudukut T F Uc 10.9 NM
Asteraceae Bidens pilosa L. (OS-043) Bidens enyikibon H L Co 1.6 NM
Commelinaceae Commelina africana L. var. africana (OS-016) Commelina ekoropot H Sho Co 6.3 NM
Convolvulaceae Ipomoea eriocarpa R.Br. (OS-045) Ipomoea eriono H L Co 3.1 NM
Ebenaceae Diospyros mesipiliformis Hochst. ex A. DC. (OS-003) Diospyros ekum T F Uc 9.4 NM
Euphorbiaceae Acalypha lanceolata Willd. (OS-044) Acalypha L. ekiliton H Sho Co 10.9 NM
Fabaceae Cassia obtusifolia L. (OS-050) Cassia eedo H L Co 29.7 NM
Tamarindus indica L. (OS-012) Tamarindus epeduru T F/L Uc/Co 70.3 M
Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc. (OS-024) Abrus ewinyiwiny L L Uc 1.6 NM
Eriosema shirense Baker f. (OS-040) Eriosema adokolet G Tu Uc/Ro 6.3 NM
Hypoxidaceae Hypoxis rigidula Baker. (OS-049) Hypoxis ekiomi H F Uc 4.5 NM
Lamiaceae Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R. Br. (OS-013) Leonotis ajon icika H F Uc 1.6 NM
Hoslundia opposita Vahl. (OS-023) Hoslundia etuutuu H F Uc 1.6 NM
Vitex doniana Sweet. (OS-027) Vitex eelu T F Uc 6.3 NM
Vitex madiensis Oliv. (OS-041) Vitex ekwarukei T F Uc 39.1 NM
Loganiaceae Strychnos innocua Delile (OS-004) Strychnos ekwakwalet T F Uc 26.6 NM
Malvaceae Grewia mollis Juss. (OS-046) Grewia eparis T F Uc 42.2 NM
Hibiscus aculeatus Walter (OS-026) Hibiscus egwanyira H L Co 25 NM
Corchorus trilocularis L. (OS-047) Corchorus etigo-apio H L Co 45.3 NM
Corchorus aestuans L.(OS-022) Corchorus etigo-akolocoro H L Co 31.3 NM
Corchorus sp. (OS-006) Corchorus etigo-aar ikiliok H L Co 1.6 NM
Moraceae Ficus platyphylla Delile. (OS-048) Ficus ebule T F Uc/Co 7.8 NM
Ficus glumosa Delile (OS-051) Ficus ebyong T F Co 6.3 NM
Ficus natalensis Hochst. (OS-005) Ficus ecalonyi T F Co 7.8 NM
Ficus sur Forssk. (OS-007) Ficus eboborei T F Uc/Co 4.7 NM
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea lotus L. (OS-018) Nymphaea ekoromit H F Uc 4.7 NM
Pedaliaceae Sesasum angutifolium (Oliv.) Engl. (OS-028) Sesasum emelerait H L Co 26.6 NM
Phyllanthaceae Bridelia scleronuera Müll.Arg. (OS-037) Bridelia erieco T F Uc 40.6 NM
Poaceae Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. (OS-032) Cymbopogon enyait G Sho Co 1.6 NM
Polygonaceae Polygonum pulchrum Blume. (OS-011) Polygonum dekerngude H L Co 1.6 NM
Polygonum sinuatum Royle ex Bab. (OS-035) Polygonum esugugur H Sho Co 1.6 NM
Portulacaceae Portulaca oleracea L. (OS-019) Portulaca etebire H Sho Co 3.1 NM
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus abyssinica Hochst. (OS-008) Ziziphus emuriei S F Uc 64.5 NM
Rubiaceae Sarcocephalus latifolius (Sm.) Bruce (OS-031) Sarcocephalus eutudolei T F Uc 12.5 NM
Sapotaceae Vittelaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn (OS-036) Vittelaria ekungur T F/Se Uc/Co 87.5 M
Solanaceae Capsicum frutescens L. (OS-010) Capsicum emulalu Sh L/F Uc/Co 15.6 M
Physalis peruviana L. (OS-033) Physalis etagoli loapolon H F Uc 6.3 NM
Physalis minima L. (OS-020) Physalis etagoli lodidi H F Uc 3.1 NM
Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. (OS-030) Solanum esalamejei H F Co 45.3 M
Verbenaceae Lantana camara L. (OS-034) Lantana elatana Sh F Uc 4.7 NM
Vitaceae Cyphostemma adenocuale (Steud.ex A.Rich) Desc.ex Wild R.B. Drumm. (OS-009) Cyphostemma Emoros L L Uc/Co 37.5 NM
Ximeniaceae Ximenia americana L.(OS-038) Ximenia elamai T F/L Uc/Co 60.1 NM
Zingiberaceae Afromomum alboviolacuem (Ridl.) K. Schum (OS-029) Afromomum acawoi H F Uc 20.3 NM
Balanitaceae Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile. (OS-017) Balanites ecomai T F/L Uc/Co 51.6 M
  1. Key: Ha (Plant habit): H=Herb, G=Grass, Sh=Shrub, T=Tree and L=Liana. MC (Mode of Consumption): Co=Cooked, Uc=Uncooked, Co/Uc=Cooked and/or Uncooked, Uc/Ro-Uncooked and/or Roasted. PC (Plant parts consumed): Sho=Shoot, F=Fruit, Se=Seed, Tu=Tuber, Le=Leaf, R=Root and FI=Familiarity Index. MKT (Local Marketability): NM=Non Marketed, M=Marketed.