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Table 1 Main plant groups used in Southern Ecuador and plant origin

From: Traditional medicinal plant use in Loja province, Southern Ecuador

  Number of species
   %
Dicotyledoneae 182 85
Monocotyledoneae 20 9.3
Pteridophyta 12 5.5
Lichenes 1 0.2
  215 100
Indigenous 179 83
Introduced 36 17