Useful Tree Species for Eastern Africa
a species selection tool based on the VECEA Map
Combretum wooded grassland (Wc)
Trapnell and Langdale-Brown (1972 p. 133) mention that Combretum wooded grassland is the major wooded grassland vegetation type of East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). In these Combretum wooded grasslands, various broad-leaved Combretum species are associated with larger-leaved species of Terminalia (another species of the Combretaceae botanical family; Terminalia has two-winged woody fruits, whereas Combretum has four-winged woody fruits) in wetter areas, and with smaller-leaved Terminalia species in drier areas.
In the VECEA region, we mapped two subtypes of Combretum wooded grassland: dry Combretum wooded grassland (Wcd) and moist Combretum wooded grassland (Wcm). In areas of the VECEA region that occur in the Zambezian floristic region, we reclassified Combretum wooded grassland communities as subtypes of North Zambezian undifferentiated woodland (Wn; see also Box 1 in Volume 3).
I. Friis and Sebsebe Demissew 2008; Figure 4.2 in VECEA Volume 3
See the tables of dry Combretum wooded grassland (Wcd) and moist Combretum wooded grassland (Wcm).
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Other vegetation types
Kindt R, van Breugel P, Orwa C, Lillesø JPB, Jamnadass R and Graudal L (2015) Useful tree species for Eastern Africa: a species selection tool based on the VECEA map. Version 2.0. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Forest & Landscape Denmark. //vegetationmap4africa.org
van Breugel P, Kindt R, Lillesø JPB, Bingham M, Demissew S, Dudley C, Friis I, Gachathi F, Kalema J, Mbago F, Moshi HN, Mulumba, J, Namaganda M, Ndangalasi HJ, Ruffo CK, Védaste M, Jamnadass R and Graudal L (2015) Potential Natural Vegetation Map of Eastern Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Version 2.0. Forest and Landscape (Denmark) and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). URL: //vegetationmap4africa.org
van Breugel P, Kindt R, Lillesø J-PB, van Breugel M (2015) Environmental Gap Analysis to Prioritize Conservation Efforts in Eastern Africa. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0121444. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121444
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