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Table 2 Weight, classification and assignment criteria

From: An integrated assessment of wild vegetable resources in Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, China

Assignment indicator Weight Classification Assignment (score)
NV 0.22 type I 4
   type II 3
   type III 2
   type IV 1
D 0.11 The whole region 3
   Most of the region 2
   Parts of the region 1
CS 0.13 Dominant species 3
   Common species 2
   Rare species 1
LF 0.02 Perennial herb 3
   Annual or Biennial herb 2
   Woody 1
BCU 0.09 wide range 3
   Less 2
   Not 1
WCP 0.02 Cultivation 3
   Gathering and production 2
   Wild 1
T 0.04 None 2
   Low 1
ET 0.13 Cross-seasonal eating 3
   Single-seasonal eating 2
   Short-term eating 1
EP 0.18 More than one 2
   Single 1
MV 0.04 Yes 1
   No 0
  1. Assignment indicator: NV = Nutritional Value; D = Distribution; CS = Community Status; LF = Life Form; BCU = Basis of Civil Use; WCP = whether the plant is Wild or Cultivated or Produced; T = Toxicity; ET = Edible Time; EP = Edible Parts; MV = Medicinal Value.