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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♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Significant differencesYesYes
Gigantism in used partsYesYes
Gigantism in correlated structuresYesYes
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%