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Table 3 Most cited plants (at least 20% of the citations) for each category of use in Areias de Baixo (AB) and Costeira da Armação (CA) and citation frequency (Freq.), according to 53 interviewees in AB and 72 in CA

From: Ethnobotany in a coastal environmental protected area: shifts in plant use in two communities in southern Brazil

Category of use Family Species Local name Freq. (%) AB Freq. (%) CA Origin
  Rutaceae Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck Laranja 84.90% Exotic
  Musaceae Musa paradisiaca L. Banana 71.70% 52.77% Exotic
  Rutaceae Citrus spp. Bergamota 60.37% Exotic
  Euphorbiaceae Manihot esculenta Crantz Mandioca 38.88% 60.37% Exotic
  Myrtaceae Psidium guajava L. Goiaba 47.22% Exotic
  Lamiaceae Mentha rotundifolia (L.) Huds. Hortelã 50.94% Exotic
  Myrtaceae Plinia trunciflora (O.Berg) Kausel Jaboticaba 44.44% Exotic
Food Rutaceae Citrus sp Limão-de-peixe 56.61% Exotic
  Myrtaceae Eugenia uniflora L. Pitanga 38.88% Native
  Lamiaceae Mentha rotundifolia (L.) Huds. Hortelã 50.93% 31.94% Exotic
  Lamiaceae Plectranthus barbatus Andrews Boldo 35.85% 33.33% Exotic
Medicine Amaranthaceae Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze Pinicilina 26.41%   Native
Ornamental Orchidaceae Several species Orquídea 41.51%
Construction Fabaceae Schizolobium parahyba (Vell.) Blake Garapuvu 36.11% Native