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Table 8 Results of direct matrix ranking for five multi-purpose MPs in Ada’a District

From: Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in Ada’a District, East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Use category
Plant species Medicine Food Firewood Charcoal Construction Share Total Rank
Juniperus procera 4 0 3 1 4 2 14 5 th
Acacia albida 4 0 3 4 3 1 15 4 th
Croton macrostachyus 5 0 2 3 3 4 16 3 rd
Olea europaea subsp. 4 2 2 3 3 4 18 1 st
Cuspidata         
Prunus africana 4 2 2 3 3 3 17 2 nd
  1. N. B: Number in the table shows average scores of four key informants given to each medicinal plants based on their multipurpose use categories.