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Rose of China (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

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 
Rose de Chine, hibiscus chinois, Rose of China, Chinese hibiscus
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Usually a shrub but sometimes a tree up to 10 m high. Very common in the tropics and subtropics where it is grown - often as hedge - for its profuse, large and very spectacular flowers.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Sometimes browsed by cattle.
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 13.1 1
Crude protein % DM 15.4 1
Crude fibre % DM 15.5 1
Ether extract % DM 3.5 1
Ash % DM 11.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 16.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 5.2 1

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

References

Devendra et al., 1970

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:55

References
Datasheet citation 

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