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Table 2 Basic features of plant and fungi use in the Qinling mountains

From: Wild food plants and wild edible fungi in two valleys of the Qinling Mountains (Shaanxi, central China)

  No. of species used Frequency of use Consumption after boiling or stir-frying or in soup Raw consumption Drying for further use Lacto-fermenting Gender differentiation Age differentiation
Wild vegetables high high yes no frequently rarely, more often in the past men know slightly more low
Wild fruits intermediate low no yes never no no insignificant
Wild fungi low low yes no very rarely no men know slightly more (?) insignificant