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Table 6 Means (±std) of woody underutilized edible plant diversity for the three land uses in the study area, northwestern Ethiopia

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

Diversity indices Agroecology NF R FL
Richness MLA 2.87a ± 0.29 3.71a ± 0.38 2.00a ± 0.22
  LLA 3.42a ± 0.22 3.17a ± 0.35 1.87a ± 0.33
  Over all mean 3.15 ± 0.18 3.44 ± 0.26 1.93 ± 0.19
Simpson MLA 0.44a ± 0.05 0.55a ± 0.04 0.31a ± 0.05
  LLA 0.55a ± 0.03 0.46a ± 0.06 0.27a ± 0.06
  Overall mean 0.49 ± 0.03 0.51 ± 0.03 0.29 ± 0.04
Shannon MLA 0.77a ± 0.09 1.02a ± 0.09 0.51a ± 0.09
  LLA 0.97a ± 0.07 0.85a ± 0.12 0.46a ± 0.11
  Overall mean 0.87 ± 0.06 0.93 ± 0.08 0.48 ± 0.07
Evenness MLA 0.68b ± 0.06 0.80a ± 0.06 0.50a ± 0.06
  LLA 0.82a ± 0.03 0.66a ± 0.08 0.43a ± 0.09
  Overall mean 0.75 ± 0.03 0.73 ± 0.05 0.56 ± 0.09
  1. a,bMeans with the same letter ordered vertically within each diversity parameter are not significant (P <0.05).
  2. FL, farmland; LLA, lowland agroecology; MLA, midland agroecology; NF, natural forest; R, riverine forest.