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Table 11 Preference ranking of eight plant species used for forage/fodder in the area

From: Ethnobotanical investigation of medicinal plants in Buska Mountain range, Hamar district, Southwestern Ethiopia

Scientific name K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 Total Rank
Balanites aegyptiaca 5 2 4 6 4 8 3 2 37 4th
Vernonia amygdalina 3 6 3 2 5 6 2 4 35 6th
Dichrostachys cinerea 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 3 18 8th
Piliostigma thonningii 8 4 5 5 6 6 7 8 55 3rd
Gardenia ternifolia 7 5 7 8 7 2 8 7 59 2nd
Acacia mellifera 1 3 1 4 1 5 5 1 26 7th
Sesbania sesban 6 8 8 7 8 7 4 6 61 1st
Maerua angolensis 4 7 6 3 3 1 6 5 36 5th