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Table 2 Stand structure of the research sites at Salambala, recorded in August 2001. Only C. mopane was assessed for its water potential (± SD)

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

Site Vegetation (Number of observations in brackets) Basal area (m2∙ha−1) Mean dbh (cm) Mean height (in m) Mean height (h10 in m)
Forest pure C. mopane stand, 196 trees∙ha−1 (49) 14.93 29.52 ± 11.02 9.9 ± 2.17 11.70 ± 0.42
Shrubs pure C. mopane stand, 304 trees∙ha−1 of poor growth (76) 6.63 14.03 ± 9.06 6.46 ± 3.25 10.73 ± 0.88
Swampa C. mopane stand (17.48 m2∙ha−1, 408 trees∙ha−1) with mixed Philenoptera violacea (3.01 m2∙ha−1, 56 trees∙ha−1) (102) 20.49 21.04 ± 11.00 8.30 ± 2.33 11.70 ± 0.61
  1. aA permanent waterhole nearby (30 m in north-eastern direction) creates a small swamp