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Table 1 Non-tribal children's, teens' and mothers' wild food plant identification according to participation in the Educational Programme.

From: The mother – child nexus. Knowledge and valuation of wild food plants in Wayanad, Western Ghats, India

Wild food plants* Mothers Children** Teens
    Did not participate EP Participated EP Participated EP
  n = 25 n = 14 n = 5 n = 8
  count % count % count % count %
Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC. 23 92 7 50 5 100 8 100
Amaranthus spinosus L. 24 96 11 79 5 100 7 88
Amaranthus viridis L. 12 48 13 93 4 80 7 88
Arenga wightii Griff. 3 12 1 7 2 40 4 50
Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell 19 76 8 57 5 100 8 100
Bidens biternata Merr. & Sherff 11 44 1 7 4 80 7 88
Cassia tora L. 24 96 9 64 5 100 8 100
Centella asiatica Urban 20 80 2 14 5 100 7 88
Colocasia esculenta Schott 23 92 14 100 4 80 6 75
Cyathula prostrata Blume 9 36 1 7 2 40 5 63
Cycas circinalis Roxb 5 20 0 0 3 60 3 38
Dioscorea belophylla Voigt 3 12 1 7 1 20 3 38
Dioscorea kalkapershadii Prain & Burkill 8 32 2 14 1 20 3 38
Dioscorea oppositifolia L. 6 24 0 0 4 80 6 75
Dioscorea wightii Hook.f. 1 4 1 7 0 0 2 25
Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) Sw 20 80 10 71 5 100 8 100
Hygrophila erecta (Burm.f.) Hochr. 0 0 0 0 1 20 2 25
Lycianthes laevis Dunal 0 0 1 7 2 40 2 25
Momordica subangulata Blume 8 32 2 14 4 80 7 88
Mukia maderaspatana M.Roem. 4 16 1 7 2 40 1 13
Passiflora calcarata Mast. 9 36 0 0 2 40 1 13
Physalis minima L. 6 24 0 0 0 0 1 13
Portulaca oleracea L. 4 16 0 0 1 20 2 25
Solanum nigrum L. 19 76 8 57 2 40 4 50
Trianthema portulacastrum L. 16 64 0 0 2 40 4 50
Waltheria indica L. 4 16 0 0 2 40 2 25
  1. * Latin plant names quoted according to the Index Kewensis (IK), as referred in The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) [17].
  2. ** 13 non-tribal children did not show