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Table 2 Ethnobotanical consensus index for traditional knowledge concerning the utility of 50 seagrass ethnotaxa.

From: Local Knowledge and Conservation of Seagrasses in the Tamil Nadu State of India

Utility category Number of use reports (Nur) Number of Exthnotaxa per use report (Nt) Informants' consensus index factor (Fica)
Heart 29 2 0.96
General health 40 5 0.89
Mental disorder 27 1 1.00
Dermatological 15 2 0.92
Infection 11 3 0.80
Gastrointestinal 32 2 0.96
Ecological 37 9 0.78
Animal feed 40 2 0.97
Spiritual 36 2 0.97
Aesthetic 36 2 0.97
  1. aFic = Nur-Nt/(Nur-1), providing a value between 0 and 1, where high value indicates a high rate of informant consensus.