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Table 4 Plant species perceived to be threatened by P. juliflora invasion in the Middle Awash area

From: The invasion of Prosopis juliflora and Afar pastoral livelihoods in the Middle Awash area of Ethiopia

Grass/herbs Tree/bush
Vernacular name Scientific name Frequency of respondent Vernacular name Scientific name Frequency of respondent
Ayti-adoyta Terapogon cenchriformis 77 (54.2) Adadoita Acacia senegal 81 (57.0)
Bonket Tribulus zeyher 35 (24.6) Adaito Salvadora persica 93 (65.5)
Delaita Setaria acromelaena 41 (28.9) Adengali Cadaba rotundifolia 79 (55.6)
Denkito Eragrostis cylindriflore 49 (54.8) E’ebto A. tortilis 86 (60.6)
Durfu Chrysopogon plumulosus 97 (68.3) Gerento A. oerfota 67 (47.2)
Halal Ipomoea sinensis 38 (26.8) Gerssa Dobera glabra 47 (33.1)
Irareyta Cyndon dactylon 69 (48.6) Hedayto Grewia tenax 44 (31.0)
Isissu Cymbopogon pospischilii 96 (67.6) Kasalto A. nilotica 76 (53.5)
Ka’ato Sedge species 35 (24.6) Mederto Cordia Sinensis 25 (17.6)
Melif Andropogon canaliculatus 78 (54.9)    
Serdoita Cenchrus cilaries 39 (27.5)    
Anterbaa Ipomoea aquatica 6 (28.6)    
Gedoytaa Cyprus spp. 18 (85.7)    
Sitabua Vossia cuspidata 19 (90.5)    
  1. The numbers in brackets show the percentage of respondent which considered plant species to be threatened
  2. aGrasses grown at swampy grasslands found at Gewane and their proportion is relative to respondents from Gewane