Table 2: Plant species suitable for aeolian sand stabilization.

Annual rainfall zone (mm)TreesShrubs Grasses

150–300Prosopis juliflora, Acacia tortilis, A. senegalCalligonum polygonoides, Ziziphus nummularia, Citrullus colocynthis, Ziziphus mauritianaLasiurus sindicus

300–400A. tortilis, A. senegal, P. juliflora, P. cineraria, Tecomella undulata, Parkinsonia aculeata, Acacia nubica, Dichrostachys glomerata, Colophospermum mopane, Cordia rothiiZ. nummularia, C. polygonoides, Citrullus colocynthisC. setigerus, L. sindicus, Saccharum munja, C. ciliaris

400–550A. tortilis, P. cineraria, P. juliflora, A. senegal, Dalbergia sissoo, Ailanthus excelsa, Albizia lebbeck, P. aculeata, T. undulata, D. glomerata, C. mopaneZ. mauritiana, Cassia auriculata Cenchrus ciliaris, C. setigerus, S. munja, Panicum antidotale

Source. Adopted from [47].