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Table 14 Direct matrix ranking of medicinal plants by informants (I1--I3) based on usage category values

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the Hawassa Zuria District, Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia

Plant species Food Cultural value Farming utensils House construction Firewood Fodder Material cleaning Total Rank
I1 I2 I3 I1 I2 I3 I1 I2 I3 I1 I2 I3 I1 I2 I3 I1 I2 I3 I1 I2 I3
Tragia brevipes 5 4 3 1 2 2 3 5 4 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 3 2 3 2 53 7th
Nicotiana tabacum 1 3 2 3 4 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 3 3 1 4 3 1 2 3 48 8th
Dodonaea viscose subsp. angustifolia 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 1 4 2 2 1 66 3rd
Albizia gummifera 2 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 3 5 4 5 5 5 4 2 1 3 2 3 3 63 5th
Ensete ventricosum 5 4 5 4 4 2 3 1 2 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 1 2 73 1st
Ehretia cymosa 1 2 3 5 4 1 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 56 6th
Acacia etbaica 1 3 2 4 2 1 5 1 4 5 5 4 5 4 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 64 4th
Olea welwitschii 1 2 3 4 4 5 3 1 3 5 4 5 4 4 4 2 3 3 4 4 4 72 2nd
Total 73 80 69 93 82 62 60
Rank 4th 3rd 5th 1st 2nd 6th 7th