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Table 6 Average score for direct matrix ranking of six wild edible plant species based on their general use values (5 = best, 4 = very good, 3 = good, 2 = less used, 1 = least used and 0 = not used

From: Ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants in Burji District, Segan Area Zone of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia

   Use categories      
Plant species Md For Fd Fw Co Ch Fe Fur T R
Balanites aegyptiaca 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 30 4th
Cordia africana 4 4 5 5 5 3 4 5 35 1st
Ehretia cymosa 4 3 2 4 3 1 3 4 24 5th
Euclea divinorum 3 1 2 4 2 1 3 0 16 6th
Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 31 3rd
Syzygium guineense subsp guineense 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 2 33 2nd
Total 24 19 21 27 22 16 23 17 169  
Rank 2nd 6th 5th 1st 4th 8th 3rd 7th