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Table 2 Usage information of plants among Mongolian folk recorded in MAKK

From: A historical and ethnobotanical study on local botanical knowledge recorded in the book “Mongolia and Amdo and the Dead City of Khara-Khoto

Usage Scientific name Parts Methods
Edible Agriophyllum squarrosum (L.) Moq. Seed Substitute of grain, grinding into powder, Steamed or Fried
Potentilla anserine L. Root tuber
Graziery Haloxylon ammodendron (C. A. Mey.) Bunge Browse Forage, Feeded camel
Achnatherum inebrians (Hance) Keng Whole plant Poisonous plant, Prevent poisoning of horses after ingestion
Fuelwood Haloxylon ammodendron (C. A. Mey.) Bunge Whole plant Fuel, burned
Building material Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. Haulm and leaf Mixed with mud to build wall or made into bricks
Haloxylon ammodendron (C. A. Mey.) Bunge Trunk and branch, or whole plant Built sheds for livestock, pile into wall or Obo
Populus euphratica Oliv. Trunk and branch, or whole plant Built sheds for livestock, pile into wall or Obo
Ulmus pumila L. Trunk and branch, or whole plant Built sheds for livestock, pile into wall or Obo
Toponym Ulmus pumila L. Named as place name
Iris lactea var. chinensis (Fisch.) Koidz. Named as place name
Belief Juniperus rigida Sieb. et Zucc. Branchlet To substitute for incense in religious activity or sacrifice