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Table 6 Domestication indicators in A. mexicana and A. m. subsp. xolocotziana

From: Domestication of aromatic medicinal plants in Mexico: Agastache (Lamiaceae)—an ethnobotanical, morpho-physiological, and phytochemical analysis

EvidencesDomestication Indicator
A. mexicanaA.m. subsp. xolocotziana
Ethnobotany: traditional knowledge and selection criteria according to human use and management:
Traditional recognition♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Plants known in cultivationas house plants♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Distinguished by smell and taste♦♦♦♦♦♦
Morpho-physiologically distinguished♦♦♦♦♦♦
Preferred to treat ailments♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Mainly vegetative propagation♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Morpho-physiological:  
Significant differencesYesYes
Gigantism in used partsYesYes
Gigantism in correlated structuresYesYes
Phytochemicals:  
Differentiation in the composition of compounds in the essential oilYesYes
Differentiation related to human use and managementYesYes
  1. The symbols represent the portion of respondents who positively associated each factor: ♦♦ = 40%; ♦♦♦ = 60%; ♦♦♦♦ ≥ 80%