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Table 2 Structure of knowledge about important medicinal plants of the 25 adults and 18 children living in the community of Muquém in Vale do Catimbau (NE Brazil), characterized by structural core and satellite plants after calculating the “salient threshold.” This information was taken in the same space/time context in 2019

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

Structure of adult knowledge Structure of knowledge of children and adolescents
Order Popular name Salience p value Order Popular name Salience p value
Structural core [n = 9] Structural core [n = 2]
1 ameixa 0.7822 0.0000 1 ameixa 0.2698 0.0023
2 quixaba 0.5127 0.0000 2 capim santo 0.1817 0.0497
3 aroeira 0.3877 0.0000 Satellite plants [n = 20]
4 jatobá 0.3794 0.0000 3 erva cidreira 0.1786 0.0542
5 bom nome 0.3342 0.0001 4 jatobá 0.1556 0.1005
6 algaroba 0.2851 0.0020 5 umburana 0.1095 0.2960
7 sassafrás 0.2731 0.0035 6 mastruz 0.0952 0.4211
8 juá 0.2452 0.0112 7 algaroba 0.0873 0.5467
9 bássimo 0.2399 0.0136 8 caju roxo 0.0833 0.5159
Satellite plants [n = 44] 9 goiaba 0.0635 0.3864
10 angico 0.1933 0.0708 10 limão 0.0556 0.3197
11 umburana de cheiro 0.1739 0.1233 11 quixaba 0.0540 0.3040
12 quebra faca do sertão 0.1724 0.1282 12 beladona 0.0476 0.1843
13 caju roxo 0.1717 0.1305 13 juá 0.0476 0.1843
14 umburana de cambão 0.1634 0.1643 14 mandacaru 0.0476 0.1843
15 baraúna 0.1354 0.3125 15 pinhão 0.0476 0.1843
16 erva cidreira 0.1102 0.5087 16 umbu 0.0357 0.1309
17 pau d’arco roxo 0.1029 0.4531 17 boldo 0.0317 0.1001
18 pinhão brabo 0.1013 0.4412 18 sassafrás 0.0286 0.0990
19 mororó 0.0853 0.3180 19 jenipapo 0.0190 0.0417
20 mastruz 0.0818 0.2932 20 aroeira 0.0095 0.0024
21 babosa 0.0796 0.2767 21 romã 0.0095 0.0024
22 piranha 0.0779 0.2650 22 laranja 0.0079 0.0000
23 papaconha 0.0760 0.2527     
24 capim santo 0.0717 0.2248     
25 mandacaru 0.0569 0.1361     
26 umbuzeiro 0.0508 0.1059     
27 alecrim 0.0465 0.0880     
28 catingueira 0.0460 0.0858     
29 rabo de raposa 0.0458 0.0850     
30 goiaba 0.0400 0.0638     
31 jucá 0.0375 0.0536     
32 jurubeba 0.0336 0.0413     
33 eucalipto 0.0320 0.0373     
34 velame 0.0320 0.0373     
35 chumbinho de areia 0.0300 0.0334     
36 canzenzo 0.0280 0.0285     
37 feijão brabo 0.0262 0.0250     
38 maracujá do mato 0.0243 0.0215     
39 arruda 0.0231 0.0197     
40 manjirioba 0.0200 0.0151     
41 biratanha 0.0176 0.0112     
42 canelinha 0.0169 0.0100     
43 pau ferro 0.0165 0.0098     
44 andu 0.0160 0.0094     
45 cabeça de nego 0.0154 0.0088     
46 jurema preta 0.0122 0.0052     
47 jiquiri 0.0080 0.0030     
48 marcela 0.0067 0.0020     
49 abacate 0.0064 0.0018     
50 araçá 0.0060 0.0015     
51 sucupira 0.0040 0.0006     
52 romã 0.0033 0.0004     
53 amargoso 0.0020 0.0003