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Table 4 Number of native plant species used with different purposes in the different environmental zones studied

From: Plant management and biodiversity conservation in Náhuatl homegardens of the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico

Zone Use Number of native plant species % of native plant species recorded
Cloud forest Ornamental 39 43.8
  Edible 32 35.9
  Medicinal 14 15.7
  Others 14 15.7
  TOTAL 89 100
Tropical rainforest Ornamental 28 32.6
  Edible 32 37.2
  Medicinal 18 20.9
  Others 16 18.6
  TOTAL 86 100.0
Tropical dry forest Ornamental 18 26.1
  Edible 28 40.6
  Medicinal 13 18.8
  Othrs 16 23.2
  TOTAL 69 100.0