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Rhigozum (Rhigozum obovatum)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Description 
Shrub up to 1.5 m high with spreading branches. Oval leaves 0.5-1.5 cm long. Funnel-shaped bright-yellow flowers 2-4 cm long. Oval capsule 2-4 cm long with a beak about 1 cm long that splits into valves and scatters numerous winged seeds.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Usually only the fruit and the leaves are eaten by stock.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 47.2 1
Crude protein % DM 11.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 15.5 1
Ether extract % DM 4.1 1
Ash % DM 6.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 9.2 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.3 1

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Henrici, 1940

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:54

References
Datasheet citation 

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