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Table 4 Wood collection by 11 girl participants* with reference to the different plant species

From: Ethnobotanical knowledge acquisition during daily chores: the firewood collection of pastoral Maasai girls in Southern Kenya

No.*** Collected plant species** Times (frequency-i) of each informant’s (including age) wood collection Total times (frequency-t) No. of people
   Nk (15) Rl (15) Mg (14) Tn (13) Ln (13) Chl (12) Sk (12) Ml (11) Lst (9) Li (9) Tt (6)
4 Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth. 7 (0.88) 2 (0.5) 1 (0.25) 13 (1.08) 8 (0.47) 1 (0.25) 12 (0.63) 13 (0.87) 5 (0.83)    62 (0.69) 9
2 Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile 4 (0.5)   1 (0.25) 6 (0.5)   2 (0.5) 5 (0.26) 3 (0.2) 3 (0.5)    24 (0.27) 7
8 Acacia senegal (L.) Wild 2 (0.25) 2 (0.5) 1 (0.25) 3 (0.25) 1 (0.06) 2 (0.5) 4 (0.21) 1 (0.07) 4 (0.67) 1 (1) 1 (1) 22 (0.24) 11
24 Acacia senegal (L.) Wild 1 (0.13) 1 (0.3)       1 (0.07)     3 (0.03) 3
3 Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne 4 (0.5) 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5) 8 (0.67) 6 (0.35) 4 (1) 5 (0.26) 9 (0.6) 5 (0.83) 1 (1)   46 (0.51) 10
19 Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile     2 (0.17) 1 (0.06)   4 (0.21) 1 (0.07) 1 (0.17)    9 (0.1) 5
21 Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr. 5 (0.63) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.25) 6 (0.5) 4 (0.24)   3 (0.16) 7 (0.47) 2 (0.33) 1 (1) 1 (1) 31 (0.34) 10
6 Bridelia taitensis Vatke & Pax     1 (0.08) 1 (0.06)   3 (0.16)   1 (0.17)    6 (0.07) 4
13 Commiphora schimperi (O.Berg) Engl.         1 (0.07) 1 (0.17)    2 (0.02) 2
17 Cordia monoica Roxb.     1 (0.08)    1 (0.05)      2 (0.02) 2
14 Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.     1 (0.08) 3 (0.18)   4 (0.21) 2 (0.13) 1 (0.17)   1 (1) 12 (0.13) 6
15 Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq. 1 (0.13)    1 (0.08)     2 (0.13)     4 (0.04) 3
9 Grewia fallax K.Schum. 2 (0.25) 1 (0.3)    1 (0.06)    1 (0.07) 1 (0.17)    6 (0.07) 5
5 Grewia sp.    1 (0.25) 1 (0.08) 2 (0.12)   5 (0.26)   1 (0.17)    10 (0.11) 5
12 Grewia villosa Willd.        2 (0.11) 1 (0.07) 2 (0.33)    5 (0.06) 3
16 Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata (Wall. & G.Don) Cif. 1 (0.13)            1 (0.01) 1
7 Opilia amentacea Roxb.      1 (0.06) 1 (0.25) 3 (0.16)      5 (0.06) 3
1 Ormocarpum kirkii S.Moore 2 (0.25) 2 (0.5) 4 (1) 3 (0.25) 7 (0.41) 4 (1) 11 (0.58) 6 (0.4) 4 (0.67)    43 (0.48) 9
11 Ozoroa insignis Delile    1 (0.25) 2 (0.17) 2 (0.12)   1 (0.05) 3 (0.2) 1 (0.17)    10 (0.11) 6
18 Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh.        1 (0.05) 1 (0.07)     2 (0.02) 2
10 Rhus natalensis Krauss      1 (0.06)   5 (0.26) 4 (0.27)     10 (0.11) 3
22 Solanum incanum L.          1 (0.17)    1 (0.01) 1
  1. Frequency-i = Collection times / No. of days each informant participated. The number of days each informant participated can be found in Table 2
  2. Frequency-t = Collection times / 91 trips (i.e. total No. of trips that the 11 girl informants undertook during the 21 days)
  3. *Data of the types of plant species that participant N (11) collected was unable to collected during the survey
  4. **Data concerning girls’ collection frequency of Dombeya kirkii Mast. and Teclea simplicifolia (Engl.) Verd. was not sufficiently recorded, thus I did not include these two species in this table
  5. ***No. refers to the voucher numbers that provided for plant identification