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Table 5 Relative abundance of grass species in the waterhole and protected kraal piospheres

From: Piospheric influence on forage species composition and abundance in semi-arid Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

Waterhole Protected kraal
Grass species Relative abundance Grass species Relative abundance
Cynodon dactylon 19.4 Chloris pychnothrix 13.7
Chloris pychnothrix 12.1 Cynodon dactylon 13.1
Chloris virgata 9.3 Sporobolus stapfianus 10.9
Aristida adscensionis 7.3 Bracharia jubata 7.7
Cynodon nlemfuensis 5.2 Hyparrhenia newtonii 6.6
Setaria sphaceata 4.8 Dactyloctenium aegyptica 4.9
Sporobolus stapfianus 4.8 Panicum maximum 3.8
Echinochloa haploclada 4.8 Brachiaria platynota 3.8
Hyparrhenia filipendula 3.6 Harpachne schimperi 3.8
Sporobolus pyrimidalis 3.6 Setaria spp. 3.3
Hyparrhenia rufa 2.4 Pennisetum mezainum 3.3
Oxytenanthera abyssinica 2.4 Hyparrhenia filipendula 2.7
Pennisetum polystachion 2 Paspalum scrobiculatum 2.7
Microcloa kunthii 2 Melinis repens 2.7
Setaria pumila 1.6 Eragrostis superba 2.2
Bracharia jubata 1.6 Digitaria vellutina 2.2
Hyparrhenia newtonii 1.2 Loudetia simplex 1.6
Dinebra retroflexa 1.2 Sporobolus pyrimidalis 1.6
Pennisetum mezainum 1.2 Eragrostis ciliaris 1.6
Ekoriebu* 1.2 Echinochloa haploclada 1.6
Cynodon plectostachyas 0.8 Eleusine indica 1.6
Cynodon polystachyus 0.8 Hyparrhenia cymbria 1.1
Setaria verticilola 0.8 Loudetia kagerensis 1.1
Cenchrus ciliaris 0.8 Chloris virgata 1.1
Eragrostis cilliaris 0.8 Eleusine coracana 0.5
Loudetia simplex 0.8 Microcloa kunthii 0.5
Eleusine indica 0.4   
Echinochloa kunthii 0.4   
Digitaria gazensis 0.4   
Dactyloctenium aeygptica 0.4   
Sorghum arundinacea 0.4   
Panicum atrosanguineum 0.4   
Panicum maximum 0.4   
Portulaca oleracea 0.4   
  1. *A specie whose scientific name has not been identified