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Table 1 Soil status of the research sites at Salambala. The samples were taken in the centre of the respective sites. SAR represents the sodium absorption ratio. EC stands for electric conductivity, a proxy for salinity (Soil analysis by the Soil Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development, Windhoek). Since the site ‘Shrubs’ was showing two distinct layers, both layers were sampled

From: Adaptation of Colophospermum mopane to extra-seasonal drought conditions: site-vegetation relations in dry-deciduous forests of Zambezi region (Namibia)

Sample site (depth) Chemical characterisation Texture (Vol%)
pHh20 ECh20 (mS∙cm−1) SAR (meq∙L−1) Sand (> 0.063 mm) Silt (0.063–0.002 mm) Clay (< 0.002 mm)
‘Forest’ (40–80 cm) 5.75 2.89 6.09 51.6 29.4 19.0
‘Shrubs’ (0–60 cm) 8.73 1.44 28.36 60.3 13.6 26.1
‘Shrubs’ (60–150 cm) 7.63 0.12 0.21 96.9 1.4 1.7
‘Swamp’ (40–80 cm) 7.74 0.61 1.76 53.6 17.2 29.2