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Alocasia (Alocasia macrorrhizos)

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 
Alocasia, alocasia géante, taro géant, ape, cunjevoi, giant alocasia, giant taro, pai, alocasie, alokasie, mankachu, inhame açú, orelha de elefante gigante, taiá rio branco, taioba, malanga
Synonyms 
Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) Schott, Alocasia indica (Lour.) Spach, (previously associated with 4 accessions), Alocasia macrorrhizos var. rubra (Hassk.) Furtado, Alocasia macrorrhizos var. variegata (K. Koch & C. D. Bouché) Furtado, Alocasia variegata K. Koch & C. D. Bouché, Arum indicum Lour., Arum macrorrhizon L., Colocasia indica (Lour.) Kunth, (previously associated with 3 accessions), Colocasia indica var. rubra Hassk.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Herbaceous plant with large heart-shaped leaves up to 1.5 m long that contain a milky juice.
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
Tthe leaves, stalks and black rhizome of cultivated varieties can be fed to animals.
Potential constraints 
The wild variety has a pungent taste caused by oxalate crystals which also cause the mouth to itch. Cultivated forms do not have this property
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 9.6 1
Crude protein % DM 24.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 12.5 1
Ether extract % DM 6.3 1
Ash % DM 17.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 15.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.4 1

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

References

Lim Han Kuo, 1967

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:37

References
Datasheet citation 

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