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Table 5 Direct matrix ranking exercise on seven multiple purpose medicinal plants

From: An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used in Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region of Ethiopia

Species use Acacia abyssinica Acacia etbaica Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata Cordia africana Dodonia angustifolia Opuntia ficus-indica Eucalyptus globulus
Medicine 1 3 5 6 4 2 7
Fire wood 2 3 4 7 5 1 6
Construction 2 3 4 5 6 0 7
Fence 6 7 1 2 3 5 4
Forage 6 4 5 2 3 7 0
Edible fruit 0 0 0 6 0 7 0
Total 17 20 19 28 21 22 24
Rank 7th 5th 6th 1st 4th 3rd 2nd