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Table 4 Perceived camel forage preference in Moroto district

From: Camel forage variety in the Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

Scientific namesa Familya Vernacular name % preference Growth forma
Balanites aegyptiaca Balanitaceae Ekorete 84 Tree
Euphorbia tirucalli Eurphorbiaceae Eligoi/Ekilala 64 Tree
Barleria acanthoides Acanthaceae Emekui 60 Shrub
Grewia mollis Tiliaceae Ekaliye 56 Shrub
Ipomoea kituensis Convolvulaceae Eliaro 56 Climber
Acacia spirocarpa Mimosaceae Etirir 52 Tree
Rhus kwangoensis Anacardiaceae Ekurr 48 Tree
Opuntia cochenillifera Cactaceae Edapal 40 Shrub
Cadaba farinosa Capparaceae Erereng 40 Shrub
Capparis sp. Capparidaceae Echogorom 36 Tree
Acacia mellifera Mimosaceae Eregai 36 Tree
Capparis tomentosa Capparidaceae Erogorogoete 24 Tree
Capparis fascicularis Capparidaceae Ekadelaie 20 Shrub
Acacia nilotica Mimosaceae Ekapalimen 20 Tree
Melia azedarach Meliaceae Elira 16 Tree
Aspilia mossambicensis Asteraceae Ekuyon 16 Shrub
  1. aEgeru 2014; Gradé 2008; Katende et al. 1995