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Table 8 Cultural importance index (CI, informant based) of wild spice use categories by phytodistrict

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

Use category* Phytodistrict
Bassila South-Borgou Zou
Food 0.52 0.52 0.14
Medicine 0.37 0.35 0.10
Cultural 0.00 0.09 0.00
Ceremony 0.01 0.00 0.02
Other use 0.02 0.04 0.01
Total CI 0.92 1.00 0.27
  1. *Average number of wild spices inventoried in each phytodistrict: 5 in Bassila, 4 in South-Borgou, and 11 in Zou