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Table 7 Results of ten informants for ten multipurpose medicinal plants species

From: Ethnobotany of traditional medicinal plants and associated indigenous knowledge in Dawuro Zone of Southwestern Ethiopia

Medicinal plant Use categories T OU MU R
AF AT CH CL CN FH FU FW Id L Md SD
Croton macrostachyus 2 4 3 2 5 0 5 5 1 3 5 3 40 13 19 8
Ficus vasta 5 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 4 5 5 57 13 3 1
Vepris daniellii 3 4 0 2 5 4 3 5 0 4 5 3 39 13 4 9
S.guineense 2 5 5 5 5 2 4 5 1 4 5 5 54 20 13 2
Vernonia theophrastifolia 2 3 0 3 4 0 3 5 5 3 5 1 34 10 12 10
Juniperus procera 0 5 0 5 5 0 5 5 3 5 4 5 42 12 8 6
Prunus africana 0 5 4 5 5 0 5 5 4 5 5 5 42 18 4 6
Maesa lanceolata 3 5 5 4 5 0 5 5 1 5 5 2 50 15 8 3
Polyscias fulva 4 5 2 5 5 0 5 5 3 5 5 5 45 16 4 5
Dombeya torrida 5 5 4 5 5 0 5 5 1 5 5 1 49 11 2 4
Total 26 48 26 41 49 10 46 50 28 44 49 36 46    
  1. 5 = best, 4 = very good, 3 = good, 2 = less used, 1 = least used and ,0 = no value) (where AF = animal feed, agricultural tool, CH = charcoal, CN = construction material, FH = food, FU = furniture, FW = firewood, MU = general medicinal uses, OU = general other uses, I = indicator plant, L = live fence, Md = medicinal, R = rank, SD = shade, T = total