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Table 3 Livestock preferences and trend of plant species in surveyed landscapes of Marsabit Central District, Kenya

From: Livestock-based knowledge of rangeland quality assessment and monitoring at landscape level among borana herders of northern Kenya

Species botanical name Authoritya Species local name (Borana) Life form Trend Livestock preference
      Cattle Goat Camel
Pennisetum mezianum Heim Ogoono Herb Decreasing D P P
Unidentified   Lucholee Herb Decreasing VD D D
Rhus natalensis Krauss Thabobes Shrub Stable U D D
Unidentified   Itho Herb Decreasing VD P P
Siege sp.   Santu Herb Increasing D D P
A. mossambicensis (Olive.)Wild. Atha Shrub Increasing P VD VD
Maytenus sp.   Fonqolch Tree Stable U D P
C. ciliaris L. Math gudes Herb Decreasing VD D D
Osyris abyssinca A. Rich Wato Tree Stable U VD VD
Aloe sp.   Arges Shrub Decreasing U U U
Unidentified   Gurbi olla Herb Decreasing D D D
Commelina africana L. Qayo Herb Increasing VD D D
Unidentified   Ubbe Herb Decreasing D D D
Solanum incanum L. Iddi Shrub Increasing U P U
Carris edulis (Forsk.) Vahl Dagams Tree Stable U D D
Sporobolus sp.   Ilmogor Herb Decreasing D D D
Croton megalocarpus Hutch. Mokhof Tree Stable P P P
Lantana sp.   Midan thubra Shrub Decreasing D VD VD
Siege sp.   Barchuma tite Herb Decreasing VD D D
Grewia bicolour Juss. Arrores Tree Decreasing P P P
Hibiscus micranthus L.F. Suppl. Bungalla Shrub Decreasing D D D
Phyllanthus somalensis Hutchinson Diri warseso Shrub Stable P D D
Unidentified   Jilibo Herb Stable D D D
Oropetium sp.   Roba jires Herb Increasing VD D D
Aristida sp.   Billa Herb Decreasing VD D D
Unidentified   Challachalu Shrub Stable P D D
Dichrostachys cinerea L. Jirimme Shrub Increasing P VD D
Commiphora africana A.Rich Ammess Tree Stable U VD VD
Euclea schimperia (DC.) Dandy Miesa Tree Stable U D D
Pappea capensis Sond.&Harv. Biqa Tree Decreasing D D D
Tribulus sp.   Mogorre Herb Decreasing D D D
Blepharis sp.   Barrat Herb Decreasing P VD VD
Unidentified   Dukubsa Herb Stable D D D
Olea Africana Mill. Ejers Tree Stable U U U
Acacia mellifera Benth. Sapans Tree Stable U D D
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del Badan Tree Stable U P P
Unidentified   Bisile Herb Stable D D D
Propelia sp.   Haqarre Herb Decreasing P D D
Cordia sinensis Lam. Madder Shrub Stable D D D
Unidentified   Alallo Herb Decreasing VD D D
Solanum sp.   Iddi watiti Shrub Increasing U P U
Commiphora sp.   Challanqa Tree Stable U VD VD
Asparagus sp.   Okolle Shrub Stable P D D
Grewia villosa Wild. Ogomdi Shrub Stable P D D
Acacia tortillis (Forsk.)Hayne Dadacha Tree Stable U D D
Unidentified   Chimpa Herb Decreasing D D D
Cadaba farinose Forsk. Dumaso Shrub Stable P D D
Ormocarpum trichocarpum (Taub.) Engl. Butiye Shrub Stable U D P
Acacia seyal Del. Wachu Tree Increasing U D D
Tagetes minuta L. Halaku ajo Herb Stable P D D
Ocimum hadiense Forsk. F. I. Urgo dada Shrub Decreasing P U U
Brachiaria sp.   Bododi Herb increasing D D D
Unidentified   Tutufi Herb Stable U U U
Sansevieria abyssinica N.E Br. Chake Shrub Stable P P P
Plectranthus igniarius Schweinf. Barbares Shrub Stable D D D
Commiphora rivae Engl. Agarsu Tree Stable U VD VD
Acacia brevispica Harms. Hamares Tree Stable U VD D
Unidentified   Mirtu Herb Decreasing VD D D
Acacia drepanolobium Sjoestedt Fulles Tree Decreasing U VD D
Duosperm eremophilu (M.R) Napper Sarim Shrub Increasing P D VD
Acacia sp.   Golole Tree Increasing U D D
Solanum sp.   Iddi gaga Shrub Increasing U P P
Lantana viburnoides (Forssk.)Vahl Qatte Shrub Stable U D VD
Acacia senegal (L.)Wild. Idado Tree Increasing U D D
Unidentified   Rath waqa Herb Stable U U U
Unidentified   Rarri Herb Stable U U U
Salvadora persica L. Athee Shrub Stable U D D
E. tirucalli L. Anno surre Shrub Increasing U U U
Indigofera sp.   Asura Shrub Decreasing D VD VD
Eurphobia sp.   Arsa Herb Stable U D D
Indigofera schimperi Jaub.& Spach Agargaro Shrub Stable U D D
Asparagus sp.   Ergems Shrub Stable U D D
Justicia sp.   Dukisa Herb Decreasing D D D
Portulaca sp.   Chuma iyessa Herb Increasing D D D
Cussonia holstii Harms. Abrata Tree Stable P D D
Heliotropium sp.   Digaji Shrub Increasing D VD VD
Barleria ecanthoides Vahl Qiltipe Herb Stable U VD VD
Volkensinia prostrata (Gilg) Schinz Jilbete Shrub Stable D VD D
Boswellia hilderbrandtii Engl. Thakar Tree Stable U VD D
Coleus sp.   Abune Shrub Stable U D D
Unidentified   Tititu Shrub Stable U D D
Unidentified   Buyo haree Herb Stable D D D
Lannea triphylla A.Rich Handarak Tree Stable U D P
Stegnanotaenia aralacea Hostst. Luqaluqe Tree Stable U D VD
Sterculia africana (Louri).Fiori Qarari Tree Stable U U U
Grewia tembensis Fress. Deka Shrub Stable P D D
Acacia reficiens Wawra Sigiriso Tree Stable U D D
  1. VD, very desirable; D, desirable; P, partly desirable; U, undesirable.
  2. aThe name of scientist who first published the scientific name.