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Table 4 Taxonomic diversity of medicinal plant species and their proportions

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used against human ailments in Gubalafto District, Northern Ethiopia

Families No. of genera in each family No. species in each family and genera % of total
Asteraceae 10 11 8.1
Fabaceae and Lamiaceae 8 9 6.6
Solanaceae 7 9 6.6
Euphorbiaceae 5 6 4.4
Cucurbitaceae 4 4 2.9
Rutaceae 3 4 2.9
Apiaceae, Acanthaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rubiaceae, and Vitaceae 3 3 2.2
Moraceae 1 3 2.2
Eight families 2 2 1.5
Two families 1 2 1.5
41 families 1 1 0.7