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Table 6 WEPs with the highest and lowest use values (UVs)

From: An ethnobotanical survey of wild edible plants used by the Yi people of Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

 FamilyScientific nameUsage 1 (frequency)Usage 2 (frequency)Usage 3 (frequency)Usage 4 (frequency)ΣUsUVs
Species with the highest UVsBerberidaceaeBerberis jamesiana Forrest & W.W.Sm.Snack (314)Spice (209)Medicine (126)Culinary coagulant (112)7611.92
RosaceaePyracantha fortuneana (Maxim.) H.L.LiSnack (379)Other use (196)Famine food (166) 7411.87
CompositaeArtemisia capillaris Thunb.Other use (346)Medicine (156)Famine food (67) 5691.44
DennstaedtiaceaePteridium aquilinum (L.) KuhnPrimary food (379)Famine food (157)  5361.35
SaururaceaeHouttuynia cordata Thunb.Primary food (357)Spice (109)Medicine (34) 5001.26
OxalidaceaeOxalis corniculata L.Snack (250)Spice (198)Other use (13) 4611.16
CompositaeCirsium shansiense Petr.Primary food (326)Medicine (126)  4521.14
LamiaceaePerilla frutescens (L.) BrittonSpice (289)Primary food (149)  4381.11
OrchidaceaeGastrodia elata BlumeMedicine (296)Primary food (134)  4301.09
AdoxaceaeSambucus adnata Wall. ex DC.Snack (235)Medicine (142)Other use (45) 4221.07
Species with the lowest UVsHelwingiaceaeHelwingia japonica (Thunb.) F.Dietr.Primary food (105)   1050.27
EquisetaceaeEquisetum giganteum L.Medicine (102)   1020.26
OrchidaceaeBulbophyllum odoratissimum (Sm.) Lindl. ex Wall.Medicine (100)   1000.25
AmaranthaceaeCelosia argentea L.Famine Food (99)   990.25
CactaceaeHylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & RosePrimary food (98)   980.25
LycopodiaceaeLycopodium japonicum Thunb.Medicine (95)   950.24
LeguminosaeSpatholobus suberectus DunnMedicine (89)   890.22
LycopodiaceaeHuperzia squarrosa (G. Forst.) Trevis.Medicine (78)   780.20
DavalliaceaeAraiostegia divaricata var. formosana (Hayata) M. KatoMedicine (67)   670.17
AristolochiaceaeAristolochia versicolor S.M.HwangMedicine (52)   520.13