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Table 2 Score attribution in the point scoring procedure (PSP) and point scoring procedure with weighting (PSPW) (adapted from Magos Brehm et al. [21])

From: Species richness, cultural importance, and prioritization of wild spices for conservation in the Sudano-Guinean zone of Benin (West Africa)

Criteria Evaluation criteria Score attribution (PSP) PSPW weight (%)
Species origin (a) Native, (b) exotic, (c) doubtfully native, (d) no data (a) 4; (b) 3; (c) 2; (d) 1 15
Economic value (a) high, (b) average, (c) Low, (d) no data (a) 4; (b) 3; (c) 2; (d) 1 10
Ethnobotanical value (a) 19–21; (b) 16–18; (c) 13–15; (d) 10–12; (e) 7–9; (f) 4–6; (g) 1–3; (h) No known uses (a) 7; (b) 6; (c) 5; (d) 4; (e) 3; (f) 2; (g) 1; (h) 0 20
Global distribution (a) WA, (b) WA + 1 region, (c) WA + 2 regions, (d) WA + 3 regions, (e) Africa, (f) worldwide, (g) no data (a) 6; (b) 5; (c) 4; (d) 3; (e) 2; (f) 1; (g) 0 15
National distribution (a) 1; (b) 2; (c) 3; (d) 4; (e) 5; (f) 6; (g) 7; (h) 8; (i) 9; (j) 10; (k) no data (a) 10; (b) 9; (c) 8; (d) 7; (e) 6; (f) 5; (g) 4; (h) 3; (i) 2; (j) 1; (k) 0 7.5
Conservation status (a) In situ, (b) ex-situ, (c) other, (d) no data (a) 4; (b) 3; (c) 2; (d) 1 10
Legislation (a) international, (b) national, (c) locale, (d) no data (a) 4; (b) 3; (c) 2; (d) 1 7.5
Threatened status (a) CR, (b) EN, (c) VU, (d) NT, (e) LC, (f) DD, (g) NE (a) 7; (b) 6; (c) 5; (d) 4; (e) 3; (f) 2; (g) 1 15
  1. WA West Africa, CR critically endangered, EN endangered, VU vulnerable, NT near threatened, LC least concern, DD data deficient, NE not evaluated