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Table 9 Cultural importance index (informant based) of each species according to the different sociolinguistic groups

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

Species Sociolinguistic group
Adja Fon Idatcha Ifè Itcha Mahi Nago Tchabè1 Tchabè2
Aeollanthus pubescens 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.68 0.00 0.00
Aframomum alboviolaceum 1.10 1.35 0.85 1.50 1.33 1.20 1.47 1.25 1.30
Aframomum angustifolium 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.81 0.00 0.29 0.00 0.60
Aframomum melegueta 0.80 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Clausena anisata 0.00 0.06 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cymbopogon giganteus 0.00 0.00 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lippia multiflora 0.00 0.78 0.95 1.55 1.57 3.20 1.66 1.50 1.90
Monodora tenuifolia 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Piper guineense 1.10 0.16 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00
Securidaca longipedunculata 0.00 0.03 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Thonningia sanguinea 0.00 0.03 0.05 0.55 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Uvaria chamae 0.00 0.08 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Xylopia aethiopica 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.66 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.90