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Table 5 Susceptibility of species to overharvesting regarding life forms and plant parts used

From: Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants: problems, progress, and prospects

Life form Percent
Leave Flower/bud Fruit/seed Bark Root Whole plant
Herb 52 Medium Medium High None High High
Shrub 16 Low Low Low High High High
Tree 22 Low Low Low High High High
  1. Information from Schippmann et al. [67] and Teklehaymanot and Giday [68]