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Table 3 Diversity and relative importance of frequently involved species in Synsepalum dulcificum-based production systems

From: Comparative analysis of management practices and end-users’ desired breeding traits in the miracle plant [Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach & Thonn.) Daniell] across ecological zones and sociolinguistic groups in West Africa

Species On-farm Species Home garden
Importance score Rank Importance score Rank
Theobroma cacao L. 4.06 1st Theobroma cacao L. 4.39 1st
Zea mays L. 4.00 2nd Elaeis guineensis Jacq. 3.61 2nd
Elaeis guineensis Jacq. 3.46 3rd Musa parasidica L. 3.55 3rd
Manihot esculenta Crantz. 3.30 4th Coffea canephora L. 3.43 4th
Cola nitida (Vent.) Schott & Endl. 3.09 5th Manihot esculenta Crantz. 3.27 5th
Solanum aethiopicum L. 3.00 6th Musa sapientum L. 3.12 6th
Musa sapientum L. 2.55 7th Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott 3.00 7th
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck 2.40 8th Discorea alata L. 3.00 8th
Capsicum sp. 2.31 9th Chrysophyllum albidum G.Don 2.79 9th
Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp 2.29 10th Cocos nucifera L. 2.78 10th
Tectona grandis L.f. 2.23 11th Citrus lemon L. 2.66 11th
Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte ex O'Rorke) 2.19 12th Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck 2.66 12th
Dioscorea alata L. 2.18 13th Moringa oleifera (Gaetn.) Dunal 2.42 13th
Musa parasidica L. 2.12 14th Annona muricata L. 2.38 14th
Acacia auriculiformis Benth. 2.00 15th Mangifera indica L. 2.25 15th
Annona muricata L. 2.00 15th Persea americana Mill. 2.22 16th
Chrysophyllum albidum G.Don 2.00 15th Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach &Thonn.) Daniell 1.70 17th
Xylopia aethiopica
(Dunal) A. Rich.
2.00 15th Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. 1.28 18th
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott 1.94 19th
Persea americana Mill. 1.87 20th
Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach &Thonn.) Daniell 1.83 21st
Lycopersicum esculentum L. 1.80 22nd
Arachis hypogaea L. 1.64 23rd
Cocos nucifera L. 1.45 24th
  1. Perennial species are in bold