Table 1. Relative effects of wild-harvesting on the ten most affected plant species, by flora family: summary.


Family No. of species harvested Common usage
Proteaceae 52 Cut flower trade
Iridaceae 15 Cut flower trade / medicinal
Asteraceae 14 Medicinal
Lamiaceae 10 Medicinal
Poaceae 11 Fiber / nursery
Restionaceae 9 Fiber
Fabaceae 8 Fiber / medicinal
Scrophulariaceae 7 Medicinal
Amaryllidaceae 7 Medicinal
Malvaceae 7 Medicinal