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Table 1 Plant uses by the Nyiru Samburu in comparison to [37] and [43]

From: Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. Nyiru, South Turkana, Kenya

Plant uses Species used (Nyiru) Species used Nyiru (%) Species used [43] Species used % [43] Species used [37]) Species used % [37]
No use 199 44 280 48 51 33
Fodder 180 72 207 69 52 33
Medicinal 80 32 126 42 39 25
Firewood 59 24 75 25 7 5
Construction 42 17 78 26 17 11
Tools 31 12 78 14 6 4
Food 29 12 42 26 14 9
Ceremonial 19 8 39 13 21 14
Arms 17 7 0 0 8 5
Bees 8 3 0 0 4 3
Veterinary 5 2 0 0 5 3
Beauty 4 5 0 0 0 0