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Table 12 Direct matrix average score of seven underutilized edible plants in lowland agroecology (LLA) in northwestern Ethiopia

From: Underutilized wild edible plants in the Chilga District, northwestern Ethiopia: focus on wild woody plants

Species Use category Total Rank
Food Fuel wood Fencing Constru-ction Shade Medicinal Home and farm tools Timber
Diospyros mespiliformis 5 3 2 4 3 0 2 2 20 1
Syzygium guineense 5 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 17 2
Tamarindus indica 5 4 2 2 2 0 2 1 17 2
Diospyros abyssinica 5 4 2 3 1 0 1 1 16 3
Ziziphus spina-christii 4 3 4 2 1 1 1 1 16 3
Ximenia Americana 5 4 3 0 0 2 2 0 15 4
Carisa spinarum 4 2 2 0 0 5 1 0 15 4
Total 33 24 18 13 9 8 7 5   
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8