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Table 3 Contributions of the top 10 family (in term of numbers of species) to different use categories

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

S. No Family ME (%) EO (%) ED Res (%) CO AT FW IN SP FO DY RE PE IS FI BO OT
1 Asteraceae 62 (8.39) 3 (11.11) 2 (1.98) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (10.00) 0 (0.00) 4 (3.67) 2 (12.50) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 2 (20.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
2 Lamiaceae 47 (6.36) 5 (18.52) 5 (4.95) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 2 (16.67) 1 (0.92) 1 (6.25) 1 (6.67) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (3.57)
3 Fabaceae 40 (5.41) 0 (0.00) 1 (0.99) 0 (0.00) 1 (5.26) 3 (20.00) 11 (24.44) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 15 (13.76) 0 (0.00) 1 (6.67) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (3.57)
4 Rosaceae 37 (5.01) 1 (3.70) 26 (25.74) 0 (0.00) 2 (10.53) 2 (13.33) 1 (2.22) 1 (10.00) 0 (0.00) 7 (6.42 0 (0.00) 1 (6.67) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (50.00) 5 (17.86)
5 Ranunculaceae 35 (4.92) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 3 (2.75) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (3.57)
6 Polygonaceae 28 (3.79) 0 (0.00) 7 (6.93) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (0.92) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
7 Apiaceae 25 (3.38) 4 (14.81) 2 (1.98) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 3 (30.00) 2 (16.67) 3 (2.75) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 2 (100.00 2 (20.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
8 Gentianaceae 16 (2.17) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
9 Euphorbiaceae 14 (1.89) 0 (0.00) 2 (1.98) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (2.22) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 3 (2.75) 1 (6.25) 1 (6.67) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
10 Poaceae 14 (1.89) 0 (0.00) 2 (1.98) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 11 (10.09) 0 (0.00) 1 (6.67) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
  Total 316 (44.38) 14 (51.85) 47 (46.53) 0 (0.00) 3 (15.79) 5 (33.33) 13 (28.89) 5 (50.00) 4 (33.33) 49 (44.95) 4 (25.00) 5 (33.33) 2 (100.00 4 (40.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (50.00) 8 (28.57)
  1. ME medicine, EO oil/essential oil, ED edible, Res resin, CO construction, AT agricultural tools, FW fuel wood, IN incense, SP spices, FO fodder, DY dyes, RE religious, PE perfumes, IS insecticidal, FI fiber, OT other