Table 4. Proportions of farmers who indicated that different woody plant species were dominant within their grazing areas.

% of presence response at different sites
Scientific name Local name Browsing suitability
/trends†
Goodhope
(n = 38)
Matlolakgang
(n = 42)
Xanagas
(n = 45)
χ² P value‡
Acacia burkei Mokgwa S 0 31 0 NA NA
Acacia erioloba Mogotlho U/S* 86.8 23.8 28.9 39.3 ***
Acacia hebeclada Sekhi S/I 73.7 4.8 68.9 49.3 ***
Acacia mellifera Mongana S/I 63.2 14.3 75.6 35.8 ***
Acacia tortilis Mosu S/I 97.4 14.3 0 97.9 ***
Boscia albitrunca Motlope V/D 65.8 16.7 0 49.5 ***
Dichrostachys cinerea Moselesele S/I 0 78.6 0 88.6 ***
Grewia flava Moretlwa S/I 92.1 21.4 71.1 44.9 ***
Lonchocarpus nelsii Mhata V 0 47.6 0 47.1 ***
Ochna pulchra Monyelenyele 0 9.5 0 NA NA
Terminalia sericea Mogonono S/I 21.1 83.3 95.6 54.5 ***
Ziziphus mucronata Mokgalo V/I 52.6 7.1 77.8 44.4 ***
† (U) unsuitable, S (suitable), (V) very suitable, (I) increasing, (S*) stable, (D) decreasing (based on majority of respondents)
‡ NA = > 20% cells have expected values less than 5; *** = P < 0.001