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Giant sensitive (Mimosa invisa)

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).

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Description
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Common names 
Giant sensitive plant
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Description 
Vigorous winding plant with a spiny stems of which there are strains with and without thorns. One of the best plants for suppressing the grass Imperata cylindrica.
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 16.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 21.8 1
Ether extract % DM 2.5 1
Ash % DM 7.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 11.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.2 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 73.5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 70.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 13.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.5 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:14

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