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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 763-766
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2006.763.766
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One-year Field Performance of Some Acacia and Prosopis Species in Saudi Arabia
Hamad A. Al- Mefarrej and Kamal F. Elkhalifa

The present study is devoted to the assessment of field growth of eleven Acacia and three Prosopis species in central Saudi Arabia. Stem diameters, tree heights and crown diameters were measured. According to the measurable data obtained, growth pattern was significantly different, in spite of the same circumstances. A. ampliceps has shown the best performance as far as all studied parameters. While A. nilotica, A. seyal and A. salicina share the second best result. Other studied species of Acacia and Prosopis are of moderate or sluggish growth, reflected in the small values of measured parameters. Accordingly, the first three species are recommended for plantations in Saudi Arabia for environmental purposes and other benefits. It seems that other species are not promising under these conditions.
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How to cite this article:

Hamad A. Al- Mefarrej and Kamal F. Elkhalifa, 2006. One-year Field Performance of Some Acacia and Prosopis Species in Saudi Arabia. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 5: 763-766.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2006.763.766








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