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Table 7 Mean (±std) of underutilized woody wild edible plant diversity for the three land uses in lowland agroecology (LLA) of the Chilga District, northwestern Ethiopia

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

Diversity indices Kebeles NF R FL
Richness Quavere Lomiye 3.08a ± 0.31 4.25a ± 0.43 1.92a ± 0.29
  Tenbera 3.75a ± 0.30 2.08b ± 0.34 1.83a ± 0.61
  Overall mean 3.42 ± 0.22 3.17 ± 0.35 1.87 ± 0.33
Simpson Quavere Lomiye 0.52a ± 0.06 0.59a ± 0.06 0.34a ± 0.07
  Tenbera 0.57a ± 0.05 0.34b ± 0.09 0.19a ± 0.09
  Overall mean 0.55 ± 0.03 0.46 ± 0.06 0.27 ± 0.06
Shannon Quavere Lomiye 0.90a ± 0.10 1.15a ± 0.13 0.53a ± 0.13
  Tenbera 1.05a ± 0.09 0.55b ± 0.16 0.39a ± 0.18
  Overall mean 0.98 ± 0.07 0.85 ± 0.12 0.46 ± 0.11
Evenness Quavere Lomiye 0.83a ± 0.04 0.78a ± 0.07 0.59a ± 0.13
  Tenbera 0.82a ± 0.05 0.55a ± 0.14 0.27a ± 0.12
  Overall mean 0.82 ± 0.03 0.66 ± 0.08 0.43 ± 0.09
  1. a,bMeans with the same letter ordered vertically within each diversity parameter are not significant (P <0.05).
  2. FL, farmland; NF, natural forest; R, riverine forest.
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