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Table 2 NTFPs use categories identified and corresponding numbers of species from Himachal Pradesh

From: Richness of non-timber forest products in Himalayan communities—diversity, distribution, use pattern and conservation status

  Species use category No. of species Percentage of the total (%)
1 Medicinal 739 61.43
2 Edible (vegetable, fruit) 141 11.72
3 Fodder 109 9.06
4 Fuel 45 3.74
5 Other 28 2.33
6 Oil/essential oil 27 2.24
7 Construction 19 1.58
8 Dyes 16 1.33
9 Agricultural tools 15 1.25
10 Religious 15 1.25
11 Spices 12 1.00
12 Incense 10 0.83
13 Insecticidal 10 0.83
14 Resin 8 0.67
15 Fibre 3 0.25
16 Perfumes 2 0.17
17 Beverages 2 0.17
18 Mushroom 2 0.17