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Table 1 Frequency (F), average rank (AR), and salience (S) of free-listed organisms

From: An ethnomedicinal study of the Seri people; a group of hunter-gatherers and fishers native to the Sonoran Desert

Kingdom Phylum Scientific name Seri Name F AR S
Literal translationa
Animalia
  Annelida Eurithoe cf. complanata (Pallas 1766) Xepenozatx 3.8 3.5 0.018
Sting of the sea
  Chordata Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus 1758) Moosni 3.8 5.50 0.014
Unanalyzable
  Echonodermata Heliaster kubinjii (Xantus 1860) Pyooque 13.2 2.29 0.098
Unanalyzable
Echinometra vanbruti (A. Agassiz 1863) Xepenosiml 79.2 1.4 0.694
Marine barrel cactus
Ophiocoma aethiops (Lütken 1859) Hanol cahít 1.9 5 0.004
What cuts its arms
  Molusca Modiolus capax (Conrad 1837) Satoj 1.9 6.00 0.009
Unanalizable
Octopus hubbsorum (Berry 1853) Hapaj cosni 39.6 2.76 0.245
Octopi steak
Turbo fluctuosus (W. Wood, 1828) Cotopis 22.6 2.33 0.142
Suction cup
Chromista
  Chlorophyta Codium simulans (Setchell and Gardner 1924) Tacj oomas 5.7 4.33 0.036
Bottle nose dolphin’s fishing line
  Ochrophyta Sargassum sinicola (Setchell and Gardner 1924) Xpanams caacöl 1.9 2.00 0.014
  Ochrophyta Colpomenia tuberculata (Saunders 1898) Xpeetc 1.9 9.00 0.002
Unanalyzable
Rhodophyta Kallymenia pertusa (Setchell and Gardner 1924) Moosni ipnáail 5.7 2.33 0.041
The turtle’s skirt
Plantae
  Family  
  Aizoaceae Sesuvium sp. (Linnaeus 1759) Spitj Caacöl 1.6 21 0.005
Large spitj
  Apocynaceae Vallesia glabra (Cavanilles 1724) Tanoopa 1.6 2 0.013
Unanalyzable
  Asteraceae Ambrosia salsola ((Torr. & A. Gray) Strother & B.G. Baldwin 1849) Caasol cacat 20.6 6.08 0.139
Large caasol
  Bataceae Batis maritima (Linnaeus 1759) Pajoocsim 1.9 7 0.006
Unanalyzable
  Burseraceae Bursera microphylla (Gray 1861) Xoop 50.8 5.13 0.313
Unanalyzable
Bursera hindsiana (Engler 1883) Xopinl 9.5 5.50 0.048
Xoop’s hand
  Celastraceae Maytenus phyllanthoides (D. Dietrich 1844) Cos 12.7 7.25 0.072
Unanalyzable
  Chenopodiaceae Suaeda sp. (Forsskål ex J. F. Gmelin, 1776) Hatajípol 3.2 18.5 0.007
Unanalyzable
Atriplex barclayana (D. Dietrich 1852) Spitj 3.2 12.50 0.016
Unanalyzable
  Euphorbiaceae Acalypha californica (Benthham 1844) Queejam iti hacniix 38.1 5.50 0.228
Which piles out of season
  Malpighiaceae Callaeum macropterum (D.M. Johnson 1986) Haxz ooxmoj 4.8 4 0.031
Dog’s hip
  Malvaceae Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua (A. Gray 1887) Jcoa ctamöc 25.4 5.56 0.169
Male Jcoa
  Menispermaceae Cocculus diversifolius (A. de Candolle 1817) Comixaz 22.2 5.79 0.128
Unanalyzable
  Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora mangle (Linnaeus 1753) Xnazolcam 26.4 3.93 0.100
Unanalyzable
  Verbenaceae Lippia palmeri (S. Watson 1889) Xomcahiift 39.7 6.24 0.218
Unanalyzable
  Viscaceae Phoradendron californicum (Nuttall 1847) Eaxt 6.3 6.25 0.022
Unanalyzable
  Zygophythaceae Larrea divaricata subsp. tridentata (DC.) Felger & C.H. Lowe (1970) Haaxat 66.7 3.67 0.499
Unanalyzable
  1. aAll translations taken from Moser and Marlett’s Seri Dictionary [161]