Table 2: Concentration of MTM (mg/Kg) in plants ( ) of the study area.

Plant speciesStatisticNaKCaMgFeMnCrNiCoCuPbZnCd

Athyrium schimperi ( )Range1134–23529486–160446181–76047152–7579744–1023170–36597–142289–42937–4537–5211-1213–22BDLd
Mean1670 (622)b13058 (3318)6780 (737)7330 (222)890 (140)298 (111)115 (23)b362 (70)42 (4)44 (8)11 (1)18 (5)1 (0)
Refc17441283073525067791243191188331026301
Berberis lyceum ( )Range905–11474793–48345971–113543110–5371486–629291–51760–87251–33615–1746–708-915–251-2
Mean1026 (171)4813 (29)8662 (3806)4240 (1598)558 (101)404 (160)74 (19)293 (60)16 (1)58 (17)8 (0)20 (7)1 (0)
Ref1128465098004420620380223614167161
Cirsium vulgare ( )Range221–637786–101643044–115001293–4249172–777125–26226–20586–22328–4933–9112–156–37BDL
Mean400 (173)3786 (4405)7405 (3455)3273 (1347)459 (248)134 (100)131 (76)166 (58)36 (9)66 (26)13 (1)21 (13)0 (0)
Ref135039666040294331415311420313611011171
Daphne mucronata ( )Range1059–11173040–75197360–120733175–4464327–418168–20675–111128–16036–4542–9311–1718–35BDL
Mean1095 (31)4782 (2399)10213 (2508)3926 (671)379 (47)181 (21)98 (20)147 (17)40 (5)72 (27)14 (3)28 (9)1 (0)
Ref1133773075682131506225166179648613140
Debregeasia salicifolia ( )Range730–9153376–37017836–409153524–114141253–13841121–117259–94143–71460–7532–5410–1521-22BDL
Mean823 (131)3538 (229)24376 (23390)7469 (5579)1318 (92)1146 (36)76 (24)428 (403)67 (10)43 (16)12 (4)22 (1)1 (0)
Ref1262114063312559743687621462069610911241
Dodonaea viscosa ( )Range321–11203253–98234800–126722836–4694114–516134–346102–165159–24149–7019–579–1217–22BDL
Mean702 (422)6188 (3437)9531 (3346)3614 (829)365 (177)240 (92)139 (27)201 (33)57 (9)35 (18)10 (1)20 (2)0 (0)
Ref41970289004219525321168128888411300
Fimbristylis dichotoma ( )Range437–12562046–144812194–43661840–4371266–1420116–100367–287143–45629–6135–7210–1310–54BDL
Mean735 (266)6558 (5066)3380 (773)2836 (795)786 (488)423 (300)175 (81)277 (140)43 (11)48 (12)11 (1)25 (15)1 (0)
Ref418673931773280243344817517339799291
Heteropogon contortus ( )Range378–11031007–144301848–28092293–5976372–1198151–530110–267126–63741–6927–4711–1321–39BDL
Mean818 (270)5178 (5624)2312 (397)3800 (1658)675 (339)332 (162)175 (59)353 (238)32 (46)37 (8)10 (3)28 (7)0 (0)
Ref49844744073209536825815814761599370
Indigofera gerardiana ( )Range289–5231584–32204946–98603240–3680420–4401131–18577–115249–27539–7336–449–126–18BDL
Mean408 (125)2348 (855)7422 (2698)3432 (185)2414 (2283)159 (26)97 (19)258 (12)52 (16)40 (4)10 (1)12 (6)1 (0)
Ref5815160822323192021801191446512313150
Olea ferruginea ( )Range407–10801054–58483430–138251315–45521108–11766146–67030–21184–34516–6916–8011–138–37BDL
Mean819 (226)3487 (1642)8994 (4631)3393 (1215)1984 (4316)311 (200)140 (74)243 (93)41 (20)45 (25)9 (3)19 (10)1 (0)
Ref784223383902248692229113175985518781
Plectranthus rugosus ( )Range600–14751165–92954658–268742890–46233509–3706213–797119–437353–204919–10743–776–148–37BDL
Mean1105 (347)5067 (2973)11031 (8032)12966 (14643)1263 (1017)365 (194)225 (106)658 (571)42 (33)57 (14)10 (2)21 (8)1 (0)
Ref6772508485027492282881232811155711341
Rubus fruticosus ( )Range815–10776453–89086887–84374304–6150583–779314–40386–117253–36623–3936–538–1010–17BDL
Mean946 (185)7680 (1736)7662 (1096)5227 (1305)681 (139)358 (63)101 (23)309 (80)31 (11)45 (12)9 (1)14 (5)1 (0)
Ref57150095716501923256402261849218711591
Rumex hastatus ( )Range636–32573220–131805983–184974714–12400376–7468337–315456–848221–126626–6721–556–135–17BDL
Mean1736 (802)6639 (3028)9484 (3949)8677 (2453)1675 (2376)811 (952)332 (274)479 (336)54 (16)36 (11)10 (2)13 (5)1 (0)
Ref2030134641157864248471008138233811059161
Selaginella jacquemontii ( )Range426–4432087–24613166–38985780–151163793–4443785–915453–5101233–204287–9392–9712-1327–36BDL
Mean435 (12)2274 (264)3532 (517)10448 (6602)4118 (460)850 (92)482 (40)1638 (572)90 (4)94 (4)12 (0)32 (7)1 (0)
Ref48024324366114004450270120345515814441
Sarcococca saligna ( )Range1656–17209700–10600115394262–4318456–546461–61450–58176–18239–4432–3811–1328–32BDL
Mean1688 (46)10150 (636)12245 (998)4290 (39)501 (64)537 (108)54 (6)179 (4)42 (4)35 (4)12 (2)30 (3)1 (0)
Ref1268879310529156222118912213761609410
Tagetes minuta ( )Range1024–21964436–117784956–212424571–6748341–1796193–415111–411272–51928–7033–1466–1416–38BDL
Mean1505 (409)7525 (3129)13121 (7809)6174 (724)781 (527)280 (77)277 (121)370 (100)45 (17)74 (39)9 (3)22 (7)1 (0)
Ref106010219159503921465174324226610813611291

Number of plants and soil samples, bvalues in parenthesis showed standard deviation, creference values, and dbelow detection limit.