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Table 1 Relative diversity, abundance, and use categories of plant species

From: Indigenous uses of wild and tended plant biodiversity maintain ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes of the Terai Plains of Nepal

  Chitwan Rupandehi Deukhuri Dang All farms
Species diversity 3 ± 0.26 3.22 ± 0.17 3.14 ± 0.14 2.99 ± 0.08 3.09 ± 0.08
Species abundance 9.4 ± 1.66 12.1 ± 2.06 9.6 ± 1.06 7.9 ± 0.69 9.75 ± 0.74
  Total sp. Unique sp. Total sp. Unique sp. Total sp. Unique sp. Total sp. Unique sp. All sp.
All uses 38 5 49 11 44 6 31 5 75
Fuel 11 1 10 0 12 1 15 3 17
Fodder 8 2 9 1 11 2 8 2 17
Food 11 2 15 2 13 2 12 3 25
Timber 15 3 11 1 14 2 13 1 20
Soil 8 1 6 0 9 2 4 0 11
Medicine 29 2 38 8 37 4 24 4 56
Spiritual 15 2 21 5 12 2 8 1 27
Pesticide 4 0 8 1 6 0 4 0 8