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Table 1 Structure of knowledge of important medicinal plants from the 49 residents of Vale do Catimbau, 33 in Igrejinha, 8 in Muquém, 2 in Dor de Dente, 3 in Túnel, and 3 in Açude Velho [NE Brazil], in the years 2017 and 2019, characterized by a structural core and satellite plans after calculating the “salient threshold”

From: Short-term temporal analysis and children's knowledge of the composition of important medicinal plants: the structural core hypothesis

Knowledge structure in 2017 Knowledge structure in 2019
Order Popular name Salience p value Order Popular name Salience p value
Structural core [n = 15] Structural core [n = 11]
1 ameixa 0.4644 0.0000 1 ameixa 0.5347 0.0000
2 hortelã 0.4137 0.0000 2 quixaba 0.3373 0.0000
3 papaconha 0.3616 0.0000 3 papaconha 0.3193 0.0000
4 jatobá 0.3590 0.0000 4 aroeira 0.2977 0.0000
5 mastruz 0.3462 0.0000 5 jatobá 0.2803 0.0000
6 quixaba 0.3343 0.0000 6 mastruz 0.2584 0.0000
7 babosa 0.3147 0.0000 7 mororó 0.1929 0.0028
8 aroeira 0.3100 0.0000 8 alcansus 0.1790 0.0067
9 juá 0.2202 0.0001 9 erva cidreira 0.1690 0.0125
10 bássimo 0.2064 0.0006 10 babosa 0.1596 0.0228
11 umburana de cambão 0.1857 0.0029 11 bom nome 0.1477 0.0452
12 umburana de cheiro 0.1853 0.0030 Satellite plants [n = 66]
13 alcansus 0.1636 0.0128 12 hortelã 0.1429 0.0579
14 federação 0.1620 0.0148 13 angico 0.1376 0.0760
15 mororó 0.1422 0.0459 14 umburana de cambão 0.1374 0.0766
Satellite plants [n = 66] 15 bássimo 0.1359 0.0820
16 baraúna 0.1391 0.0535 16 umburana de cheiro 0.1172 0.1861
17 velame 0.1249 0.1059 17 sassafrás 0.1153 0.2011
18 erva cidreira 0.1174 0.1468 18 quebra faca do sertão 0.1084 0.2595
19 jurubeba 0.1137 0.1701 19 algaroba 0.0882 0.4707
20 alecrim 0.1101 0.1970 20 capim santo 0.0832 0.4714
21 sassafrás 0.1065 0.2266 21 jurubeba 0.0794 0.4239
22 algaroba 0.1060 0.2308 22 juá 0.0779 0.4043
23 quebra faca do sertão 0.0956 0.3310 23 federação 0.0742 0.3605
24 arruda 0.0942 0.3454 24 jenipapo 0.0701 0.3128
25 bom nome 0.0918 0.3735 25 caju roxo 0.0677 0.2845
26 caju roxo 0.0825 0.5145 26 arruda 0.0673 0.2797
27 carrapixo de boi 0.0751 0.4242 27 baraúna 0.0614 0.2164
28 pau d’arco 0.0734 0.4026 28 velame 0.0564 0.1711
29 romã 0.0608 0.2556 29 eucalipto 0.0562 0.1697
30 maracujá do mato 0.0591 0.2379 30 catingueira 0.0532 0.1441
31 angico 0.0528 0.1754 31 jurema preta 0.0518 0.1325
32 sambacaité 0.0480 0.1330 32 pau d’arco roxo 0.0474 0.0986
33 jurema preta 0.0438 0.1017 33 alecrim 0.0445 0.0819
34 mandacaru 0.0429 0.0953 34 alento 0.0406 0.0627
35 moleque duro 0.0408 0.0818 35 jucá 0.0396 0.0587
36 melancia 0.0405 0.0802 36 capeba 0.0372 0.0476
37 eucalipto 0.0394 0.0746 37 pau de leite 0.0372 0.0476
38 catingueira 0.0378 0.0651 38 rabo de raposa 0.0371 0.0472
39 manjirioba 0.0374 0.0625 39 maracujá do mato 0.0298 0.0252
40 capim santo 0.0359 0.0555 40 melancia 0.0298 0.0252
41 capeba 0.0324 0.0415 41 sambacaité 0.0279 0.0207
42 quina quina 0.0314 0.0379 42 moita de mulher 0.0273 0.0192
43 marmeleiro 0.0305 0.0349 43 quebra pedra 0.0257 0.0164
44 rabo de raposa 0.0257 0.0219 44 alfavaca 0.0256 0.0161
45 cana de macaco 0.0246 0.0191 45 mulungu 0.0235 0.0132
46 jenipapo 0.0233 0.0167 46 manjirioba 0.0231 0.0125
47 canelinha 0.0231 0.0163 47 manjericão 0.0216 0.0104
48 ubaia 0.0188 0.0089 48 boldo 0.0204 0.0087
49 alfavaca 0.0179 0.0076 49 coroa de frade 0.0168 0.0047
50 vassourinha 0.0173 0.0070 50 facheiro 0.0165 0.0045
51 pau de leite 0.0169 0.0066 51 cambuim 0.0164 0.0045
52 beladona 0.0168 0.0065 52 canafistula 0.0159 0.0043
53 pau ferro 0.0168 0.0065 53 carrapixo de boi 0.0155 0.0041
54 alento 0.0152 0.0051 54 marmeleiro 0.0154 0.0041
55 cebola branca 0.0149 0.0049 55 batata de purga 0.0148 0.0036
56 moita de mulher 0.0143 0.0045 56 folha miúda 0.0148 0.0036
57 mulungu 0.0141 0.0044 57 ouricuri 0.0141 0.0034
58 erva doce 0.0136 0.0040 58 umbuzeiro 0.0141 0.0034
59 umbuzeiro 0.0126 0.0035 59 biratanha 0.0122 0.0028
60 mata pasto 0.0125 0.0033 60 canzenzo 0.0122 0.0028
61 plenito 0.0122 0.0032 61 cana de macaco 0.0102 0.0019
62 cravo 0.0117 0.0030 62 mijo de ovelha 0.0099 0.0018
63 ouricuri 0.0115 0.0028 63 romã 0.0099 0.0018
64 carcara 0.0105 0.0026 64 vassourinha 0.0097 0.0018
65 cambuim 0.0100 0.0023 65 espada 0.0094 0.0017
66 jucá 0.0087 0.0018 66 maracujá 0.0094 0.0017
67 folha miúda 0.0080 0.0016 67 melão de são caetano 0.0094 0.0017
68 canafistula 0.0055 0.0012 68 canelinha 0.0093 0.0017
69 batata de onça 0.0045 0.0009 69 louco 0.0089 0.0016
70 urtiga 0.0040 0.0008 70 cabeça de nego 0.0078 0.0012
71 coroa de frade 0.0036 0.0008 71 beladona 0.0068 0.0009
72 pau de alho 0.0036 0.0008 72 marcela 0.0068 0.0009
73 cabacinho 0.0035 0.0008 73 caroá 0.0056 0.0006
74 endro 0.0034 0.0008 74 pau ferro 0.0051 0.0004
75 quebra pedra 0.0034 0.0008 75 pau d’arco branco 0.0043 0.0004
76 biratanha 0.0033 0.0008 76 maçaranduba 0.0041 0.0003
77 agase 0.0030 0.0008 77 cabuci 0.0031 0.0002
78 pinhão brabo 0.0029 0.0007     
79 aveloz 0.0027 0.0007     
80 espinheiro 0.0011 0.0002     
81 maracujá 0.0011 0.0002