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Table 1 Comparison between the folk medicinal taxa quoted in the upper Varaita valley and those quoted in other ethnobotanical studies conducted in the past in the Western Alps (see Figure 8).

From: Alpine ethnobotany in Italy: traditional knowledge of gastronomic and medicinal plants among the Occitans of the upper Varaita valley, Piedmont

Area Year of publication of the field ethnobotanical study Ethnic/cultural group(s) Recorded folk medicinal taxa Medicinal taxa also used in the Upper Val Varaita (VAR)
Ubaye Valley (1) 1990 OC 112 25
Maira Valley (2) 1982 OC 127 24
Sangone Valley (6) 1977 FP 72 24
Stura Valley (1) 2006 OC 102 23
Susa Valley (7) 1977 OC and FP 99 20
Mastallone Valley (Rimella) (11) 1957 WA 25 15
Les Allues (8) 1986 FP 27 13
Formazza Valley (17) 1955 WA and PE 27 12
Grande Valley (9) 1957 WA and PE 23 11
Sermenza Valley (10) 1957 WA and PE 21 11
Strona Valley (12) 1957 PE 25 11
Mastallone Valley (Forbello) (11) 1957 PE 32 10
Anzasca Valley (13) 1955 WA and PE 27 10
Bognanco Valley (15) 1955 PE 14 8
Vigezzo Valley (18) 1955 PE and LO 20 8
Antrona Valley (14) 1955 PE and LO 13 7
Valtournanche (16) 1983 FP 64 6
Chisone Valley (5) 1984 OC* 35 2
Germanasca Valley (4) 1984 OC* 19 0
  1. Numbers in the first column correspond to those used in Figure 2.
  2. LO: Lombard. FP: Franco-Proven├žal. OC: Occitan. OC*: Occitan and Waldensian (as per religion). PE: Piedmontese. WA: Walser