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Wild date palm (Phoenix sylvestris)

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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Common names 

Dattier sauvage, toddy palm, wild date

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Fast-growing palm tree with a stout trunk up to 15 m high. The greyish green arched leaves divide into numerous leaflets and emerge as a tuft from the summit. The tree is valued for its sap, which is extracted and distilled into a potent spirit.

Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 

The leaves can be used as roughage.

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
Crude protein % DM 11.3 11.0 11.6 2
Crude fibre % DM 33.2 27.7 38.7 2
Ether extract % DM 2.2 1.6 2.8 2
Ash % DM 7.2 6.4 8.0 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 4.9 3.8 6.0 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.6 1.4 1.8 2

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

References

Patel, 1966; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:23

References
Datasheet citation 

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