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Table 4 Average direct matrix ranking result of fifteen multipurpose species

From: Composition of homegarden plants and cultural use in an indigenous community in Northwest Ethiopia

Species Use diversity
Food Fodder Environmental uses Medicine Materials Fuel Social uses Total Rank
Vernonia amygdalina Del 0 5 5 5 2 4 5 26 3
Cordia africana Lam 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 30 1
Cupressus lusitanica Mill 3 3 4 0 5 4 0 19 12
Dracaena steudneri Engl 0 4 3 5 0 0 5 17 14
Ficus surForssk 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 28 2
Ficus vasta Forssk 4 4 5 0 4 4 4 25 4
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex 3 4 4 4 4 4 0 23 6
Albizia schimperiana Oliv 0 4 3 4 5 4 4 24 4
Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich 0 5 5 4 4 4 0 22 7
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. Guineense 5 4 3 0 4 4 0 20 9
Olea europaea L. subsp.cuspidata (Wall. exG. Don) Cif 0 0 3 5 5 3 5 21 8
Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkm 0 0 3 0 5 5 5 18 13
Salix subserrata Willd 0 4 3 0 4 4 5 20 9
Grewia ferruginea Hochst. exA. Rich 4 5 3 4 0 4 0 20 9
Celtis africana Burm. f 0 4 2 0 4 4 0 14 15
Total 31 53 53 39 54 54 40   
Rank 7 3 3 5 1 1 5