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Table 3 Species cited exclusively as collected by 195 interviewees, number of citations per species, uses, and salience (Smith’s index)

From: Invisible contaminants and food security in former coal mining areas of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil

Species Smith index Salience p value No. of citations Use
Psidium guajava L. 0.12 0.00 30 F
Plinia cauliflora (DC.) Kausel 0.09 0.00 25 F
Psidium cattleianum Sabine 0.07 0.00 18 F
Morus sp. 0.06 0.00 14 F
Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum (Mill.) Holub 0.05 0.01 12 M
Chelidonium majus L. 0.01 0.04 7 M
Bidens pilosa L. 0.01 0.01 6 M
Fragaria vesca L. 0.01 0.02 4 F
Justicia pectoralis Jacq. 0.00 0.00 3 M
Aristolochia esperanzae Kuntze 0.00 0.00 3 M
Achillea millefolium L. 0.00 0.00 3 M
Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. 0.00 0.00 21 F/M
Equisetum giganteum L. 0.02 0.28 16 M
Passiflora edulis Sims 0.03 0.42 12 F
Inga edulis Mart. 0.04 0.16 11 M
Baccharis spp. 0.01 0.08 9 M
Campomanesia xanthocarpa Mart. ex O. Berg 0.01 0.08 6 F
Butia capitata (Mart.) Becc. 0.01 0.06 4 F
  1. F food; M medicinal