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Plants and Environment

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2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1

Assessments of woody vegetation in Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia

Author(s): Debela Daba Guta* and Birhanu Belay Telake

Affiliation: *Gullele Botanical Garden, P. O. Box 153/1029 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abstract: This study was conducted in Addis Ababa city streets that passes through Gullele, Arada, Yeka, Bole, Kirkos, Nefas Silk Lafto and Akaki Kaliti subcities specifically Gullele (starts from winget round about to Bole Airport by trekking GBG, Addisu gebeya round about through Addisu Gebeya, Semien mezegaja, St. George Church), Yeka and Areda (from 4 kilo through kebena to megenegna bus station), Bole sub city (from meskel round about to bole airports) and The second phases are also three sub cities those are Kirkos, Nefas silk lafto and Akaki kaliti which has been started from Mexico roundabout to sarebet on the way to lafto mall, German round about, mebrat hayl, Nefas silk sub city office, Haile garment, Hana mariam roundabout to kalliti roundabout. The final one was also had three sub cities those were: Gullele, Arada and Yeka starts from 6 kilo to 4 kilo through Kebena to megenegna round about. Data had been collected and recorded using GPS, digital camera and analyzed mainly by using the Microsoft Excel and spread sheet. Totally about 74 species were collected and identified from all the sampling area. The canopy of these the 74 species has been classified into 14 shape style and round is the dominant from the total shape and canopy. The status of the vegetation has been classified as bad, good, very good and excellent and these species were identified from 56 plots by botanical name and local name. The habits of the species are classified as 44 are tree and 30 plants are shrubs. These plants were classified under 40 families and Fabaceae contributed the highest number of species followed by Myrtaceae. From the total list only 4 species has been endemic, 30 are indigenous and 48 have been exotic.

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