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Table 3 Synoptic cover value of plant in Gerba Dima Forest for species reaching ≥ 1% in at least one community

From: Plant community analysis along environmental gradients in moist afromontane forest of Gerba Dima, South-western Ethiopia

Cluster number C1 C 2 C 3 C 4 C 5
Cluster size 14 22 13 14 27
Allophyllus abyssinicus 3.50 1.05 1.15 0.86 1.26
Bersama abyssinica 3.71 1.73 0.08 0.64 1.22
Croton macrostachyus 7.50 1.77 1.54 1.79 2.48
Cordia africana 2.79 0.55 0.00 0.00 0.63
Olea welwitschii 1.43 1.27 0.15 0.86 0.56
Ehretia cymosa 2.36 2.55 1.92 0.79 1.63
Polyscias fulva 1.64 1.36 1.85 0.93 1.33
Apodytes dimidiate 1.43 2.41 1.54 1.64 0.93
Olea capensis 3.14 5.59 1.54 1.93 1.04
Syzygium guineense 0.64 5.91 1.69 2.43 1.56
Justicia schimperiana 1.29 1.68 0.85 0.36 0.93
Canthium oligocarpum 0.29 1.05 0.62 0.50 0.52
Cassipourea malosana 0.79 1.55 1.08 0.43 0.56
Combretum paniculatum 0.86 1.14 0.54 0.43 1.04
Dracaena steudneri 1.29 3.09 0.92 1.50 1.22
Elaeodendron buchananii 0.64 1.00 0.38 0.00 0.37
Oplismenus hirtellus 2.43 4.50 3.00 2.64 2.85
Rothmannia urcelliformis 1.14 1.95 0.77 0.86 1.15
Sapium ellipticum 0.21 1.64 0.00 1.43 0.93
Tectaria gemmifera 0.93 1.36 1.23 1.29 0.81
Brillantaisia madagascariensis 1.43 2.73 3.00 2.79 2.48
Dracaena afromontana 1.00 3.05 7.69 0.86 0.78
Ficus sur 2.50 1.68 6.77 2.07 1.37
Galiniera saxifrage 1.00 1.05 2.31 1.43 1.56
Hallea rubrostipulata 1.07 0.00 1.31 0.00 0.00
Macaranga capensis 1.21 1.32 2.85 0.71 0.19
Oxyanthus speciosus 1.29 1.73 7.01 2.36 1.56
Pouteria adolfi-friederici 2.21 3.05 7.31 2.07 1.26
Acanthopale ethio-germanica 1.36 0.77 2.08 2.43 1.96
Deinbollia kilimandscharica 0.57 1.45 2.62 4.07 1.59
Ilex mitis 0.43 0.59 1.31 4.71 0.44
Justicia bizuneshiae 0.50 1.23 1.31 1.71 1.37
Landolphia buchananii 1.00 1.32 0.85 1.43 1.19
Piper capense 1.00 0.55 0.46 1.43 1.07
Psychotria orophila 0.93 1.36 0.85 1.36 0.85
Pupalia micrantha 0.64 1.36 0.23 1.86 0.93
Schefflera abyssinica 0.50 1.73 1.38 7.29 1.33
Tiliacora troupinii 1.00 1.23 1.08 1.29 1.07
Vepris dainellii 2.21 3.36 3.00 8.43 3.59
Albizia gummifera 3.07 2.50 2.69 2.07 8.63
Clausena anisate 1.79 1.86 1.31 1.43 2.11
Hippocratea pallens 0.64 1.91 1.23 1.50 1.93
Lepidotrichilia volkensii 0.57 2.59 1.23 2.43 3.30
Maytenus gracilipes 2.00 1.82 1.08 2.00 2.30
Millettia ferruginea 2.00 2.95 2.54 2.79 7.89
  1. C1, Croton macrostachyus—Bersama abyssinica; C2, Syzygium guineense—Olea capensis; C3, Dracaena afromontana—Pouteria adolfi-friederici; C4, Vepris dainellii Schefflera abyssinica C5, Albizia gummifera—Millettia ferruginea community. Values in bold indicate the synoptic value of dominant species used in naming the plant communities