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Elephant's ear (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)

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 
Oreille d'éléphant, earpod, mulatto ear, oreille de singe, monkeysoap, elephant's ear, earpod, mulatto ear, monkey ear
Synonyms 
Albizia longipes Britton & Killip, Enterolobium cyclocarpa (Jacq.) Griseb., Feuilleea cyclocarpa (Jacq.) Kuntze, Inga cyclocarpa (Jacq.) Willd., Mimosa cyclocarpa Jacq., Mimosa parota Sessé & Moc., Pithecellobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Mart., Prosopis dubia Kunth
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Description 
Spreading deciduous tree with a huge grey trunk. In the dry season, when bare of its feathery foliage, the brown ear-shaped seedpods can be seen dangling high on the tree. The seeds are sometimes used as human food.
Nutritional tables

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).

Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
DM degradability (effective, k=6%) % 87.6 1

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

References

Ahn et al., 1989

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:09

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 88.7 1
Crude protein % DM 21.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 13.5 1
Ether extract % DM 1.7 1
Ash % DM 4.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.8 *
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 6.2 1
Cystine % protein 2.0 1
Histidine % protein 3.0 1
Isoleucine % protein 4.0 1
Leucine % protein 2.4 1
Lysine % protein 6.8 1
Methionine % protein 1.0 1
Phenylalanine % protein 3.5 1
Threonine % protein 3.5 1
Tryptophan % protein 0.8 1
Tyrosine % protein 1.4 1
Valine % protein 4.1 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 89.7 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 68.9 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 13.0 *

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

References

Bressani et al., 1966; INFIC, 1978

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:09

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