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Table 2 Plant families used for medicinal purposes in the study area in Southern Ecuador

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

  Number of species
   %
ASTERACEAE 32 15
EUPHORBIACEAE 11 5.1
LAMIACEAE 11 5.1
SOLANACEAE 11 5.1
APIACEAE 9 4.2
FABACEAE 9 4.2
LYCOPODIACEAE 9 4.2
AMARANTHACEAE 8 3.75
URTICACEAE 7 3.25
POACEAE 6 2.8
PIPERACEAE 5 2.35
VALERIANACEAE 5 2.35
GERANIACEAE 4 1.85
BROMELIACEAE 3 1.4
CACTACEAE 3 1.4
ERICACEAE 3 1.4
LAURACEAE 3 1.4
LYTHRACEAE 3 1.4
ORCHIDACEAE 3 1.4
ACANTHACEAE 2 0.93
APOCYNACEAE 2 0.93
BORAGINACEAE 2 0.93
BRASSICACEAE 2 0.93
GENTIANACEAE 2 0.93
MALVACEAE 2 0.93
MYRTACEAE 2 0.93
ONAGRACEAE 2 0.93
PAPAVERACEAE 2 0.93
PLANTAGINACEAE 2 0.93
PROTEACEAE 2 0.93
ROSACEAE 2 0.93
RUTACEAE 2 0.93
ACTINIDIACEAE 1 0.46
ADIANTACEAE 1 0.46
AGAVACEAE 1 0.46
ANACARDIACEAE 1 0.46
ANNONACEAE 1 0.46
AQUIFOLIACEAE 1 0.46
ARECACEAE 1 0.46
ASCLEPIADACEAE 1 0.46
ASPHODELACEAE 1 0.46
BASELLACEAE 1 0.46
BIGNONIACEAE 1 0.46
BOMBACACEAE 1 0.46
BURSERACEAE 1 0.46
CAMPANULACEAE 1 0.46
CANNACEAE 1 0.46
CAPRIFOLIAEAE 1 0.46
CARYOPHYLLACEAE 1 0.46
CELASTRACEAE 1 0.46
CHENOPODIACEAE 1 0.46
CYPERACEAE 1 0.46
EQUISETACEAE 1 0.46
IRIDACEAE 1 0.46
LICHENES 1 0.46
LILIACEAE 1 0.46
LOGANIACEAE 1 0.46
LORANTHACEAE 1 0.46
MIMOSACEAE 1 0.46
MYRISTICACEAE 1 0.46
NYCTAGINACEAE 1 0.46
OXALIDACEAE 1 0.46
PASSIFLORACEAE 1 0.46
POLEMONIACEAE 1 0.46
POLYGONACEAE 1 0.46
POLYPODIACEAE 1 0.46
PORTULACACEAE 1 0.46
PUNICACEAE 1 0.46
RUBIACEAE 1 0.46
SALICACEAE 1 0.46
SAPINDACEAE 1 0.46
SCROPHULARIACEAE 1 0.46
SELAGINELLACEAE 1 0.46
TILIACEAE 1 0.46
VERBENACEAE 1 0.45
ZINGIBERACEAE 1 0.46
   TOTAL 215 99.97