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Table 2 Most salient species freelisted by the interviewees

From: Plants as highly diverse sources of construction wood, handicrafts and fibre in the Heihe valley (Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China): the importance of minor forest products

Latin name Smith’s Salience Index
Pinus tabuliformis Carrière 35.5
Pinus armandii Franch. 27.9
Prunus stellipila Koehne 23.5
Betula albosinensis Burkill 18.5
Cornus kousa F.Buerger ex Hance 18.0
Meliosma dilleniifolia (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Walp. 17.0
Fraxinus mandshurica Rupr. 16.1
Tsuga chinensis (Franch.) Pritz. 13.6
Populus purdomii Rehder 11.8
Catalpa fargesii Bureau 11.5
Quercus aliena var. acutiserrata Maxim. 11.1
Morus australis Poir. 10.8
Castanea mollissima Blume 10.4
Toona sinensis (Juss.) M.Roem. 9.6
Tilia olivieri Szyszył. and T. paucicostata Maxim. 9.4
Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle 9.0
Populus cathayana Rehder 9.0
Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco 8.9
Phyllostachys sp. 8.5
Cornus controversa Hemsl. 7.7