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Table 5 Types of multiple uses for edible wild plants utilized by Tibetans in Shangri-la region, Yunnan, China

From: Eating from the wild: diversity of wild edible plants used by Tibetans in Shangri-la region, Yunnan, China

Kind of usage Number of species Percentage
Edible 168 100.0
Fodder 52 31.0
Medicinal 31 18.5
Fence 22 13.1
Ornamental 11 6.5
Weisang a 10 6.0
Fuel-wood 9 5.4
Construction 4 2.4
  1. aThe religious rite of burning offerings for smoke, which plays an important role in local Tibetan’s daily life.