International Journal of Biodiversity / 2013 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Acacia sieberiana Effects on Soil Properties and Plant Diversity in Songa Pastures, Rwanda

Table 4

Species and families found in Songa pasture, southern Rwanda (data collected from148 sample plots under A. sieberiana tree canopies and from 148 plots outside the tree canopy area).

NoBotanical nameFamily

1Acacia sieberiana DC.*Mimosoideae
2Achyranthes aspera L.*Amaranthaceae
3Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.***Asteraceae
4Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.**Acanthaceae
5Bidens pilosa L.*Asteraceae
6Brachiaria decumbens Stapf.***Poaceae
7Brachiaria eminii (Mez) Robyns**Poaceae
8Brachiaria platynota (Schum.) Robyns***Poaceae
9Clerodendrum rotundifolium * Verbenaceae
10Commelina diffusa Burm. f.**Commelinaceae
11Conyza sumatrensis Retz. ex Walker*Asteraceae
12Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz.**Amaranthaceae
13Cynodon dactylon L.**Poaceae
14Cyperus rigidifolius Steud.***Cyperaceae
15Cyperus rotundifolius Steud.***Cyperaceae
16Desmodium barbatum (L.) Benth. var. procumbens Schub.***Papilionoideae
17Desmodium salicifolium (Poir)***Papilionoideae
18Desmodium setigerum (E. Mey) Benth***Papilionoideae
19Desmodium setigerum (E. Mey) Benth.***Papilionoideae
20Dichondra repens J. R. & G. Forst.***Convolvulaceae
21Dichondra repens G. R. & G. Forst.***Convolvulaceae
22Dichondra repens J. R. & G. Forst.***Convolvulaceae
23Galinsoga parviflora Cav.*Asteraceae
24Hibiscus sp.***Malvaceae
25Hyparrhenia filipendula (Hochst. Ex Steud.) Stapf.***Poaceae
26Indigofera spicata Forssk.***Papilionoideae
27Indigofera spicata Forssk.***Papilionoideae
28Justicia matamensis (Schweinf.) Oliv.***Acanthaceae
29Kyllinga bulbosa P. Beauv.*Cyperaceae
30Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) Ait**Lamiaceae
31Mariscus sumatrensis (Retz) Rayn.***Cyperaceae
32Mariscus sumatrensis (Retz.) J. Rayn.***Cyperaceae
33Monechma subsessile (Oliv.) C.B. Cl.***Acanthaceae
34Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) Lackey***Papilionoideae
35Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) Lackey**Papilionoideae
36Ocimum suave Willd.**Lamiaceae
37Pennisetum clandestinum Chiov.*Poaceae
38Phyllanthus pseudoniruri Muell. Arg.**Euphorbiaceae
39Pycreus nitidus (Lam.) J. Rayn.***Cyperaceae
40Rubia cordifolia L.***Rubiaceae
41Ruellia patula Jacq.*Acanthaceae
42Setaria homonyma (Steud.) Chiov.*Poaceae
43Setaria sp.*Gramineae
44Sida rhombifolia L.**Malvaceae
45Sporobolus pyramidalis P. Beauv.***Poaceae
46Tagetes minuta ** Poaceae
47Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.***Tiliaceae

Species that occurred under the tree canopies; **species that occurred in both niches; ***species that occurred outside the tree canopies.