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Table 2 Mean plant water potential at Homeb for the different species. (Means for Vachellia erioloba are significant at P < 0.05)

From: Tree water potentials supporting an explanation for the occurrence of Vachellia erioloba in the Namib Desert (Namibia)

Species Plant water potentials (MPa)
Pre-dawn Midday Diurnal range
Vachellia erioloba (7) −1.78 ± 0.64 −2.11 ± 0.55 −0.34 ± 0.13
Faidherbia albida (2) −1.05 ± 0.07 −1.75 ± 0.07 −0.70 ± 0.14
Euclea pseudebenus (2) −1.50 ± 0.00 −3.05 ± 0.45 −1.55 ± 0.64
Tamarix usneoides (1) −2.20 −3.20 −1.00
all (12) −1.65 ± 0.58 −2.30 ± 0.68 −0.65 ± 0.52