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Table 7 Direct matrix ranking of eight multipurpose medicinal plants (Average score of 8 key informants)

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

Plant species Use categories Total Rank
Medicine Fire wood Charcoal Construction Food Fence Forage
Acacia abyssinica 2 4 5 4 0 2 0 17 4th
Cordia africana 3 4 5 5 3 2 0 22 1st
Croton macrostachyus 5 4 3 4 0 2 0 18 3rd
Eucalyptus globulus 4 5 3 5 0 2 0 19 2nd
Justicia schimperiana 5 2 0 1 0 4 3 15 6th
Prunus africana 2 3 4 4 0 3 0 16 5th
Rhamnus prinoides 4 1 1 0 0 3 3 12 7th
Ricinus communis 3 1 0 0 2 3 1 10 8th