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Rubber fig (Ficus elastica)

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 
Rubber fig, Indian rubber fig, indian rubbertree, rubberplant, yin de rong, arbre á caoutchouc, figueira indiana, seringueira, seringueira de jardim
Related feed(s) 
Description 
A rubber plant cultivated in greenhouses and living rooms in temperate climates. In its native country, India, it is a large spreading evergreen tree up to 30 m high. It has large threadlike roots and large leathery handsome leaves, each covered with a long pointed reddish sheath when new. It is a source of rubber of lower value than that obtained from the Para rubber tree.
Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 
The young leaves are poisonous to most animals, causing profuse sweating, paralysis and ultimately death.
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 13.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 32.2 1
Ether extract % DM 4.4 1
Ash % DM 7.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 11.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.3 1

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:56

References
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