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Table 6 Evaluation of the first 15 multipurpose useful plants of the study area, using three quantitative indices

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

Species Basic value Index Ranking
Nu FC UR CI CV RFC CI CV RFC
Vernonia amygdalina Del 6 139 776 2.1737 0.6347 0.3894 2 2 1
Cordia africana Lam 7 125 795 2.2269 0.6823 0.3501 1 1 2
Cupressus lusitanica Mill 5 98 442 1.2381 0.2124 0.2745 5 5 5
Dracaena steudneri Engl 4 56 157 0.4398 0.0345 0.1569 9 9 6
Ficus sur Forssk 7 36 241 0.6751 0.0596 0.1008 8 8 9
Ficus vasta Forssk 6 6 36 0.1008 0.0013 0.0168 13 13 14
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex 6 54 249 0.6975 0.0791 0.1513 7 6 7
Albizia schimperiana Oliv 6 49 270 0.7563 0.0779 0.1373 6 7 8
Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich 5 7 35 0.0980 0.0012 0.0196 14 14 13
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. Guineense 5 9 41 0.1148 0.0018 0.0252 12 12 12
Olea europaea L. subsp.cuspidata (Wall. exG.Don)Cif 5 107 471 1.3193 0.2471 0.2997 3 3 4
Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkm 4 31 124 0.3473 0.0151 0.0868 10 10 10
Salix subserrata Willd 5 12 60 0.1681 0.0035 0.0336 11 11 11
Grewia ferruginea Hochst. exA. Rich 5 4 20 0.0560 0.0004 0.0112 15 15 15
Celtis africana Burm. f 4 125 465 1.3025 0.2280 0.3501 4 4 2
  1. CI = cultural importance, RFC = relative frequency of citation, CV = cultural value, FC = frequency of citation, UR = number of use reports, NU = number of uses