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Table 4 Taxonomic diversity of medicinal plants in the study area

From: An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wayu Tuka District, East Welega Zone of Oromia Regional State, West Ethiopia

Family Number of genera Percentage Number of species Percentage of species
Fabaceae 11 10.0 15 12.0
Solanaceae 4 3.7 8 6.3
Asteraceae 5 4.6 7 5.6
Lamiaceae 5 4.6 6 4.7
Poaceae 6 5.5 6 4.7
Cucurbitaceae 5 4.6 5 4.0
Rutaceae 4 3.7 5 4.0
Euphorbiaceae 5 4.6 4 3.0
Rubiaceae 3 2.7 4 3.0
Boraginaceae 3 2.7 3 2.3
Malvaceae 3 2.7 3 2.3
Rosaceae 2 2.0 3 2.3
Other 44 families 52 48.0 57 45.0
Total 108 100 126 100