Mycorrhizal associations of tropical legume trees in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Mohamed I. Bakarr, David P. Janos

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We examined for mycorrhizae the fine roots of 27 tree species which occurred in natural forest, a forestry plantation and a reforestation site in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Twenty tree species had vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae, nine of these in the Mimosoideae and Papilionoideae had bacterial nodules. Seven species had ectomycorrhizae, among which all six legume species are in the Caesalpinioideae. Three species of Australian Acacia used widely in reforestation in Sierra Leone had vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalForest Ecology and Management
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Dec 1996


  • Ectomycorrhizae
  • Forestry plantations
  • Nodulation
  • Tropical rainforest
  • Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Forestry
  • Ecology


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