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Table 3 Direct matrix ranking of the use preferences of P. thonningii by 12 key informants

From: Ethnobotany of an indigenous tree Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh. (Fabaceae) in the arid and semi-arid areas of South Omo Zone, southern Ethiopia

Uses Key informants
K1 K2 C1 C2 G1 G2 D1 D2 U1 U2 Ky1 Ky2 Total Rank
Food 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 42 2
Shade 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 35 4
Fodder 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 50 1
Firewood 3 3 2 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 39 3
Agriculture 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 0 25 5
Beehives 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 10 8
Fencing 3 2 0 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 3 2 23 6
Medicine 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 9
Household & Farm materials 1 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 17 7
Total score 21 19 21 19 20 22 18 16 23 22 24 18 246  
Kebele average 20 20 21 17 22.5 21  
  1. NB: K Kako, C Cali, G Goldiya, D Dimeka zuriya, U Eriya Umbule, Ky Eriya Kayisa