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Makuti, O. 2004. Pod production of Acacia erioloba and Acacia albida at Gobabeb and Swartbank in the Kuiseb River. BTech report. Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek


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Pod production of Acacia erioloba and Acacia albida at Gobabeb and Swartbank in the Kuiseb River.

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The Kuiseb River is one of 12 major ephemeral rivers that traverse the Namib from east to west. The Kuiseb has a large catchment area (14 700 km2), which extends over the mountainous area of Khomas Hochland, a zone of annual rainfall of about 300 mm per year. The Kuiseb supports a dense riparian vegetation. Tree species such as Acacia albida, Acacia erioloba and Euclea pseudebenus are usually confined to the riverbed. Keywords: Namibia, Namib Desert, Gobabeb, Kuiseb River, arid environment, riverine vegetation, desert vegetation, ephemeral river, pod production, pod quality, pod use, livestock, fodder.

Year: 2004

Type: Report

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