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Table 2 Importance value index (IVI) of the top ten woody species in three land uses and two agroecologies in Chilga District, northwestern Ethiopia

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

  LLA MLA  
Scientific name NF R FL NF R FL Average
Anogeissus leiocarrpa 39.88 b 39.51 b 17.25 32.80 a 16.66 c 13.68 26.63 a
Syzygium guineense - 0.95 - 28.72 b 86.63 a 32.99 c 24.88 b
Focus sycomorus 22.73 8.19 15.01 7.92 7.72 42.22 b 17.30
Diospyros abyssinica 3.22 80.93 a 8.81 2.11 8.41 1.07 17.31
Flueggea virosa 35.80 c 12.85 32.31 b 3.74 - 1.03 14.29
Terminalia laxiflora 42.26 a 1.77 25.94 c 8.71 1.77 5.10 13.96
Croton macrostachus - - 4.91 18.00 c 11.13 47.83 a 13.64
Maytenus arbutifolia 2.28 13.27 1.41 14.48 23.94 b 25.86 13.54
Acacia polyachanta 21.56 15.31 39.45 a - - - 12.72
Acalypha sp. 1.51 21.84 c - 13.06 3.83 3.19 7.24
Others 130.76 105.38 154.91 170.46 139.91 127.03 138.49
  1. LLA, lowland agroecology; MLA, midland agroecology; NF, natural forest; R, riverine forest; FL, farmland; Bold numbers with superscripts of a, b and c in each column are top three IVI values from highest to lowest order.