Journal of Botany

Journal of Botany / 2017 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Study on the Diversity and Use of Wild Edible Plants in Bullen District Northwest Ethiopia

Table 5

Average score for direct matrix ranking of the 11 wild edible plant species on eight use criteria (use given from 0 to 4, 0 = not used, 1 = least used, 2 = good, 3 = very good, 4 = excellent).

Edible plant species and rankingTotalRank
1234567891011

Edibility20212131131176th
Medicine04200301000108th
Construction/building13433433320291th
Furniture40333342000223rd
Agricultural tools00104100231127th
Fuel wood collection22312421232242nd
Fodder21143312040214th
Fencing00404333030205th
Total score11102012212216138184
Rank8927315610411

1 = Annona senegalensis, 2 = Carissa spinarum, 3 = Cordia africana, 4 =  Piliostigma thonningii, 5 = Ficus sur, 6 = Syzygium guineense, 7 = Vitex doniana, 8 = Ximenia americana, 9 = Ziziphus abyssinica, 10 = Balanites aegyptiaca, and 11 = Ziziphus spina-christi.

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