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

From: Shadows of the colonial past – diverging plant use in Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador

  Number of species PERU Number of species ECUADOR
   %   %
Dicotyledoneae 434 85 182 85
Monocotyledoneae 46 9 20 9.3
Pteridophyta 21 4 12 5.5
Gymnospermae 5 1 0 0
Algae 3 0.7 0 0
Lichenes 1 0.3 1 0.2
Total 510 100 215 100
Indigenous 424 83 179 83
Introduced 86 17 36 17