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Table 3 Taxonomic diversity of medicinal plants in the study area

From: Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants used by Mulam people in Guangxi, China

Family Number of medicinal plant species Percentage of species (%) Number of genera Percentage of genus (%)
Asteraceae 29 6.36 20 5.71
Fabaceae 29 6.36 21 6.00
Lamiaceae 21 4.61 15 4.29
Rosaceae 16 3.51 10 2.86
Poaceae 15 3.29 15 4.29
Euphorbiaceae 14 3.07 9 2.57
Rubiaceae 13 2.85 12 3.43
Rutaceae 10 2.19 6 1.71
Amaranthaceae 9 1.97 6 1.71
Cucurbitaceae 9 1.97 9 2.57
Moraceae 9 1.97 3 0.86
Malvaceae 8 1.75 6 1.71
Polygonaceae 8 1.75 3 0.86
Amaryllidaceae 7 1.54 4 1.14
Vitaceae 7 1.54 4 1.14
Apiaceae 6 1.32 6 1.71
Araceae 6 1.32 6 1.71
Asparagaceae 6 1.32 6 1.71
Polypodiaceae 6 1.32 4 1.14
Solanaceae 6 1.32 3 0.86
Zingiberaceae 6 1.32 4 1.14
Acanthaceae 5 1.10 4 1.14
Berberidaceae 5 1.10 4 1.14
Lauraceae 5 1.10 4 1.14
Menispermaceae 5 1.10 4 1.14
Orchidaceae 5 1.10 4 1.14
Primulaceae 5 1.10 2 0.57
Anacardiaceae 4 0.88 3 0.86
Apocynaceae 4 0.88 3 0.86
Araliaceae 4 0.88 3 0.86
Brassicaceae 4 0.88 4 1.14
Celastraceae 4 0.88 3 0.86
Dioscoreaceae 4 0.88 2 0.57
Myrtaceae 4 0.88 3 0.86
Oleaceae 4 0.88 2 0.57
Phyllanthaceae 4 0.88 3 0.86
Urticaceae 4 0.88 4 1.14
Verbenaceae 4 0.88 4 1.14
Others 142 31.14 122 34.86
Total 456 100.00 350 100.00