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Table 3 Percentage of informants that reported the absence of some species during the interview period for each studied mesoregion. Blank cells indicate that the species was not recorded in the mesoregion at any time of the year. 1° = August–October 2017; 2° = November 2017–January 2018; 3° = February–April 2018; 4° = May–July 2018

From: Temporal assessment of the medicinal plants trade in public markets of the state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil

Species Mata
(N = 13)
Agreste
(N = 10)
Borborema
(N = 4)
Sertão
(N = 8)
Abarema cochliacarpos 7.69 30 20 20 10 12.5
Agave sp.      10     
Ageratum conyzoides              12.5 12.5 12.5
Allium sp. 7.69 15.38 7.69 30 10 10 25 25 12.5 25
Aloe vera 7.69 15.38 7.69      25 25     
Alpinia zerumbet 15.38 7.69          12.5
Amburana cearensis 15.38 7.69 15.38 10 30
Anacardium occidentale 7.69 10 10 12.5 12.5
Anadenanthera colubrina 15.38 7.69 10     
Anemopaegma sp. 7.69 7.69          12.5
Anethum graveolens 23.07 20 20 12.5 12.5
Annona muricata 7.69 15.38
Baccharis sp. 15.38 7.69 15.38 50 25 12.5
Bahuinia sp.2 7.69 7.69 10 10
Bertholletia excelsa 7.69         
Boerhavia coccinea 7.69          12.5 12.5
Brassica sp. 10 10 12.5 12.5
Camellia sinensis 7.69 10 20 25 25 25 12.5 12.5
Caryocar sp.              12.5 12.5
Cenostigma pyramidale          12.5 12.5
Centella sp.          12.5 12.5 12.5
Cissus sp.              12.5
Chorisia glaziovii              12.5 12.5 12.5
Cissampelos sympodialis              25
Cnidoscolus urens 7.69 10 10      12.5
Cnidoscolus quercifolius      10 25 25 25
Cocos nucifera              12.5
Combretum fruticosum              12.5
Copernicia prunifera              12.5
Croton sp.      10     
Cymbopogon citratus 10 25
Cynophalla flexuosa              12.5 12.5
Erythrina velutina 15.38      12.5 12.5
Eucalyptus globulus
Foeniculum vulgare 38.46 7.69 25 50 12.5
Glycyrrhiza glabra 7.69             
Helianthus annuus 10 25
Hibiscus sp. 7.69 10 12.5
Hymenaea courbaril 23.07 7.69 7.69 25
Illicium verum 15.38 7.69 7.69 30 10
Lavandula angustifolia 7.69 7.69 10 25 12.5
Libidibia ferrea 15.38 7.69 20 10 10     
Licania rigida 15.38 15.4      25 12.5 12.5
Lippia alba 7.69 7.69      12.5
Luffa operculata 7.69 10 10      12.5
Maytenus rigida      12.5
Mentha sp.      25 25 25
Miconia albicans 7.69 7.69 10
Monteverdia ilicifolia 7.69 10 12.5
Morus sp. 7.69 7.69     
Musa x paradisíaca              12.5 12.5
Myracrodruon urundeuva 30 10 20     
Persea americana      12.5
Phyllanthus niruri 23.07 15.4 30.77 10 10 25
Pimpinella anisum 7.69
Pombalia lanata 23.08      12.5 25 12.5
Pterodon emarginatus 7.69 7.69 7.69 10 10 20 10 25
Punica granatum 7.69 10 25
Rosmarinus officinalis 7.69 10 12.5 12.5 12.5
Salvia hispânica 7.69 10 25 12.5
Sambucus australis 7.69 10 10 10 25 25
Schnopsis brasiliensis 10 10 10      12.5 12.5
Senna sp. 7.69 7.69 10 10
Sesamum orientale 10 25 25 25 12.5 25
Sideroxylon obtusifolium 10 10 10 25
Solanum americanum              12.5
Symphytum officinale          12.5 12.5
Syzygium cumini 12.5
Tamarindus indica 7.69 7.69          12.5 12.5 12.5
Taraxacum officinale      25 25 25 12.5 12.5
Valeriana sp. 7.69             
Wilbrandia sp. 7.69     
Ximenia americana 25
Zingiber officinale 7.69 12.5
Ziziphus joazeiro 7.69          12.5