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Table 5 Perceived camel forage preference in Amudat district

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

Scientific namesa Familya Vernacular names % preference Growth forma
Cadaba farinosa Capparaceae Tugwo 78 Shrub
Rhus kwangoensis Anacardiaceae Akurion 59 Tree
   Amongo 44  
Acacia reficiens Mimosaceae Panyirit 44 Shrub/tree
Acacia brevispica Mimosaceae Kiptari 41 Shrub/tree
Balanites aegyptiaca Mimosaceae Akorete/Tuyunwo 33 Tree
   Awapet 30  
Opuntia cochenillifera Cactaceae Adapale 26 Shrub
Barleria acanthoides Acanthaceae Kelkelyan 26 Shrub
   Pokot 26  
Maerua angolensis Capparaceae Sarachan 26 Tree
Acacia tortilis Mimosaceae Ses 26 Tree
Grewia bicolor Tiliaceae Sitet 26 Shrub/tree
Zanthoxylum chalybeum Rutaceae Songowo 26 Shrub/tree
   Mosolen 22  
Grewia tenax Tiliaceae Taran 22 Shrub
  1. aKatende et al. 1995; Timberlake 1994; Wigrup 2005