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Distribution, fruit production and natural regeneration of Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst. subsp. birrea in the Nuba mountains , Sudan

Distribution, fruit production and natural regeneration of Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst. subsp. birrea in the Nuba mountains , Sudan

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Title: Distribution, fruit production and natural regeneration of Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst. subsp. birrea in the Nuba mountains , Sudan
Author: Daldoum, D MA; Massaud, MM; Adam, Yahia Omar
Abstract: This study investigated distribution, fruit production and regeneration of Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst, at Rashad District in the Nuba mountains , Sudan. Data were collected from samples demarcated along transects in 2005. The inventory showed that S . birrea populations constituted half (60 trees ha - 1 ) of the total tree density (120 trees ha - 1 ), denoting a gregarious nature of the stands of this species. S . birrea had 1:1 male to female ratio. A female tree yielded 31350 fruits on the average, which corresponded to a yield of 14.7 tons of fruits ha - 1 annually. Natural regeneration was scanty as there was only 210 seedlings ha - 1 . Seedlings survival rate was even poorer as only 10% of them survived after a lapse of one year. Protection of seeds and seedlings from damage by animals, fire and other factors can greatly improve natural regeneration of S . birrea . The findings of this study will support the baseline information necessary to put this species under proper management prescriptions to exploit its potentials in the northern savanna region
Description: 5 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17801
Date: 2015-12-17


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