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Table 14 The Cultural Significance Index (CSI) of some most cited plants: NIC = Number of informant citation, WV = Weighted Variables i = species management [managed (2) or non-managed (1)], e = Use preference [preferred (2) or not preferred (1)], c = Use frequency [frequently used (2) or rarely used (1)], CF = Correction factor [the number of informant citations for a given species divided by the number of informant citations for the most cited species]. (fod = fodder, foo = food, con = construction, fora = bee forage, furn = furniture, shad = shade and Cul/Rit = Cultural/Ritual use)

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

No Plant species WV NIC Specific uses Sum CF CSI
Fod Foo Con Fora Furn Shad Cul/Rit (i * e * c)   
1 Terminalia brownie 52 (i) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1    
(e) 2 1 2 2 2 2 2    
(c) 2 1 2 2 2 2 2    
(i * e * c) 4 1 4 4 4 4 4 25 0.76 19
2 Piliostigma thonningii 47 (i) 2 1 1 2 2 1 1    
(e) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(c) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(i * e * c) 8 4 4 8 8 4 4 40 0.69 27.6
3 Balanites aegyptiaca 54 (i) 2 2 1 2 1 2 1    
(e) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(c) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(i * e * c) 8 8 4 8 4 8 4 44 0.79 34.7
4 Tamarindus indica 58 (i) 1 2 1 2 1 2 1    
(e) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(c) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(i * e * c) 4 8 4 8 4 8 4 40 0.85 34
5 Grewia ferruginea 68 (i) 2 1 2 2 1 2 2    
(e) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(c) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(i * e * c) 8 4 8 8 4 8 8 48 1 48
6 Olea europaea 62 (i) 2 1 2 2 2 2 1    
(e) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(c) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2    
(i * e * c) 8 4 8 8 8 8 4 48 0.91 43.7