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Table 8 Mean (±std) of woody wild edible species diversity for three land uses in midland agroecology (MLA) in northwestern Ethiopia

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

Diversity Indices Kebele NF R FL
Richness Walideba 2.67a ± 0.56 3.08a ± 0.57 2.33a ± 0.38
  Chalia Debire 3.08a ± 0.19 4.33a ± 0.47 1.67a ± 0.19
  Overall mean 2.87 ± 0.29 3.71 ± 0.38 2.00 ± 0.22
Simpson Walideba 0.35b ± 0.078 0.52a ± 0.08 0.36a ± 0.08
  Chalia Debire 0.54a ± 0.03 0.58a ± 0.03 0.27a ± 0.07
  Overall mean 0.44 ± 0.05 0.55 ± 0.04 0.32 ± 0.06
Shannon Walideba 0.64a ± 0.15 0.92a ± 0.17 0.61a ± 0.15
  Chalia Debire 0.91a ± 0.06 1.11a ± 0.09 0.40a ± 0.11
  Overall mean 0.78 ± 0.09 1.02 ± 0.09 0.51 ± 0.09
Evenness Walideba 0.54b ± 0.10 0.79a ± 0.12 0.59a ± 0.13
  Chalia Debire 0.83a ± 0.04 0.82a ± 0.04 0.53a ± 0.14
  Overall mean 0.68 ± 0.06 0.80 ± 0.06 0.56 ± 0.09
  1. a,bMeans with the same letter ordered vertically within each diversity parameter are not significant (P <0.05).
  2. NF, natural forest; R, riverine forest; FL, farmland.