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Table 4 Per ecological zone- disaggregated importance of species involved 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

Production system Guineo-Congolian zone Deciduous forest zone Evergreen forest zone
Species IS Rank Species IS Rank Species IS Rank
On-farm Zea mays L. 4.40 1st Theobroma cacao L. 4.10 1st Manihot esculenta Crantz. 5.00 1st
Elaeis guineensis Jacq. 3.73 2nd Manihot esculenta Crantz. 3.58 2nd Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. Ex A. Juss.) Mull.Arg. 3.50 2nd
Manihot esculenta Crantz. 2.96 3rd Zea mays L. 3.42 3rd Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach &Thonn.) Daniell 3.40 3rd
Capsicum sp. 2.42 4th Cola nitida
(Vent.) Schott & Endl.
3.10 4th Psidium guajava L. 3.00 4th
Citrus sinensis L. 2.41 5th Solanum aethiopicum L. 3.00 5th Theobroma cacao L. 3.00 5th
Home garden Musa sapientum L. 3.38 1st Theobroma cacao L. 4.41 1st Musa sapientum L. 5.00 1st
Elaeis guineensis Jacq. 3.37 2nd Elaeis guineensis Jacq. 3.73 2nd Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach &Thonn.) Daniell 4.70 2nd
Citrus lemon L. 3.30 3rd Musa parasidica L. 3.55 3rd Psidium guajava L. 4.00 3rd
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck 3.12 4th Manihot esculenta Crantz. 3.50 4th Musa parasidica L. 3.50 4th
Cocos nucifera L. 2.80 5th Coffea canephora L. 3.43 5th Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck 3.00 5th
  1. IS importance score