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Table 2 Taxonomic diversity of medicinal plants in the study area

From: Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants used by Maonan people in China

Family Number of genera Percentage (%) Number of species Percentage of species (%)
Asteraceae 22 7.46 24 6.52
Fabaceae 15 5.08 19 5.16
Rosaceae 11 3.73 16 4.35
Euphorbiaceae 8 2.71 14 3.80
Liliaceae 9 3.05 13 3.53
Araceae 7 2.37 11 2.99
Lamiaceae 9 3.05 9 2.45
Polygonaceae 4 1.36 8 2.17
Zingiberaceae 4 1.36 8 2.17
Lauraceae 4 1.36 7 1.90
Ranunculaceae 6 2.03 7 1.90
Rutaceae 5 1.69 7 1.90
Asclepiadaceae 4 1.36 7 1.90
Cucurbitaceae 6 2.03 7 1.90
Gramineae 6 2.03 6 1.63
Araliaceae 4 1.36 6 1.63
Rubiaceae 6 2.03 6 1.63
Verbenaceae 4 1.36 6 1.63
Other families 162 54.92 188 51.09
Total 295 100 368 100