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Table 7 Relative abundance of browse species in the protected kraal piospheres

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

Woody, herbs and forbs forage plants Relative abundance (%) Other plant species Relative abundance (%)
Solanum incanum 7.7 Vernonia poskeana 5.4
Ormocarpum trichocarpa 4.0 Ocimum canum 4.0
Lannea humilis 3.0 Leucas martinicensis 3.4
Cadaba farinosa 2.7 Dombeya burgessiae 3.0
Asparagus flagellaris 2.7 Acanthospermum hispidium 2.7
Cassia obtusifolia 2.7 Crossandra subacaulis 2.3
Grewia villosa 2.3 Pavonia arabicum 2.3
Zanthoxylum chalybeum 2.3 Aspilia mossambicensis 1.7
Grewia mollis 1.7 Portulaca oleracea 1.7
Grewia holstii 1.7 Amaranthus hybridus 1.3
Maerua decumbens 1.7 Alternanthera sessilis 1.3
Triumfetta annua 1.7 Tridax procumbens 1.0
Sida cordifolia 1.7 Abutilon hirtum 1.0
Balanite aegyptica 1.3 Cyathula orthacantha 1.0
Solanum taitense 1.3 Lantana trifolia 1.0
Acacia nilotica 1.3 Crotalaria pychnostacys 1.0
Indigofera erecta 1.3 Elephantopus scaber 1.0
Acacia drepanolobium 1.0 Lactuca capensis 0.7
Commiphora africana 1.0 Oxygonum sinuatum 0.7
Acacia xanthopholea 1.0 Euphorbia tircalli 0.7
Cordia sinensis 1.0 Coccinia trilobata 0.7
Rhus kwangoensis 1.0 Cyanotis arachnoidea 0.7
Vigna membranacea 1.0 Oldenlandia herbacea 0.7
Commelina benghalensis 1.0 Justicia flavus 0.3
Ipomea kituiensis 1.0 Hibiscus micranthus 0.3
Maerua pseudopetalosa 1.0 Pentanisia ouranogyne 0.3
Acacia senegal 0.7 Hygrophilia auriculata 0.3
Balanite gabra 0.7 Orthisiphon spp 0.3
Ximenia americana 0.7 Otiophora pauciflora 0.3
Acacia oerfota 0.7 Euphorbia candlebrum 0.3
Acacia mollisima 0.7 Heliotropium steudneri 0.3
Cleome gynandra 0.7 Crotalaria aculeata 0.3
Gymnema sylvestre 0.3 Hibiscus diversifolius 0.3
Sesbania sesban 0.3 Hypoxis obtusifolia 0.3
   Conyza floribunda 0.3
   Corchorus olitorius 0.3
   Stachterpheta spp 0.3
   Tagetes minuta 0.3