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Table 3 Fidelity level (Fl%) of some important plant species for various use categories

From: Ethnobotanical knowledge among the semi-pastoral Gujjar tribe in the high altitude (Adhwari’s) of Churah subdivision, district Chamba, Western Himalaya

Use category Important plants Fl (%)
Food plants Diplazium maximum 73.78
Morchella esculenta 77.78
Polygonum aviculare 83.2
Phytolacca acinosa 100
Stellaria media 100
Urtica dioica 100
Fruit plants Berberis lycium 100
Corylus jacquemontii 46.91
Juglans regia 51.39
Prunus armeniaca 100
Prunus cornuta 74.62
Rubus ellipticus 100
Solanum nigrum 52.88
Fodder plants Acer caesium 100
Aesculus indica 100
Ailanthus altissima 100
Carpinus viminea 92
Corylus jacquemontii 53.09
Pteridium aquilinum 49.57
Quercus semecarpifolia 100
Ethnomedicinal plants Aconitum heterophyllum 100
Angelica glauca 100
Ajuga integrifolia 100
Betula utilis 10.91
Diplazium maximum 26.22
Morchella esculenta 22.22
Oxyria digyna 19.44
Pleurospermum brunonis 17.59
Polygonum aviculare 16.80
Prunus cornuta 25.38
Rheum australe 36.88
Rumex hastatus 21.09
Solanum nigrum 47.12
Household (taboos, incense, basketry, brooms, etc.) Angelica glauca 100
Betula utilis 89.09
Boenninghausenia albiflora 100
Carpinus viminea 8.00
Juglans regia 48.61
Pleurospermum brunonis 82.41
Pteridium aquilinum 50.43
Rheum australe 63.12
Rumex hastatus 78.91