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Table 6 Informant consensus factor (Fic) by use category

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

Use categories n ur % ur n t % taxa F ic #
Food 434 53.45 10 71.43 0.98
Medicine 304 37.44 14 100.00 0.96
Cultural 21 2.59 2 14.29 0.95
Ceremony 26 3.20 8 57.14 0.72
Other uses 26 3.20 5 35.71 0.84
Total 811 99.88 14* 100.00*  
  1. nur number of use report, ur use report, nt number of taxa, Fic informant consensus factor
  2. *A taxon may be listed in many of the categories of use
  3. #A high Fic value indicates a high level of agreement among the informants regarding wild spices used for the corresponding use category; a low value indicates a low degree of agreement