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Table 3 The basic wood density (g cm−3) of the main species of the watershed

From: Allometric models and aboveground biomass stocks of a West African Sudan Savannah watershed in Benin

Trees species The present study Previous studies
ρ (g cm−3)
n Basic wood density Mean (SE) DBH (cm)
Min. Max. Min. Max.
T. macroptera 19 0.740 0.893 0.821 (0.010) 9.3 40.7 0.768a; 0.870b
A. seyal 16 0.669 0.909 0.751 (0.015) 7.6 34.4
C. glutinosum 11 0.827 0.962 0.877 (0.013) 7.9 31.9 0.900b
P. erinaceus 21 0.671 0.973 0.826 (0.015) 6.9 44.7 0.740a
A. leiocarpus 16 0.813 0.977 0.889 (0.012) 6.9 32.4
M. inermis 18 0.579 0.687 0.631 (0.008) 7.0 34.5
L. microcrapa 22 0.472 0.648 0.546 (0.011) 7.0 50.6
L. acida 06 0.504 0.676 0.573 (0.027) 10.8 35.9
Ficus sp. 21 0.440 0.607 0.528 (0.010) 8.6 52.7
C. febrifuga 18 0.518 0.778 0.704 (0.016) 5.6 30.5
E. africana 15 0.556 0.688 0.631 (0.010) 8.4 27.6
P. biglobosa 23 0.566 0.689 0.630 (0.006) 8.6 62.4 0.525c
V. paradoxa 23 0.608 0.950 0.838 (0.016) 8.0 53.8
A. indica 16 0.619 0.886 0.763 (0.018) 8.8 50.5 0.660d; 0.620e
A. occidentale 25 0.512 0.625 0.569 (0.006) 9.2 57.9 0.431c; 0.500e
  1. n = Number of tree selected. The stem wood samples of selected trees were extracted at 1.3 m of the ground. DBH range = range of diameter at breast height of sampled tree species. Figures in bracket represent the standard error (SE) of the mean
  2. Authors of previous studies: a Sallenave [57, 58], b Von Maydell [59], c Carsan et al. [60], d Oey et al. [61], e Little et al. [62]
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