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Smooth senna (Senna septemtrionalis)

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 
Arsenic-bush, dooleyweed, laburnum, smooth senna
Synonyms 
Adipera laevigata (Willd.) Britton & Wilson, Cassia aurata Roxb., Cassia elegans Kunth, Cassia floribunda sensu auct., Cassia floribunda sensu Brenan, Cassia laevigata Willd., Cassia laevigata Willd. var. floribunda sensu Ghesq., Cassia quadrangularis Zoll. & Moritzi, Cassia septemtrionalis Viv., Cassia septentrionalis Zuccagni, Cassia septentrionalis Sessé & Moc., Cassia vernicosa Clos, Chamaecassia laevigata Link, Chamaefistula laevigata G. Don, Senna aurata Roxb.
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Shrub 2-3 m high with yellow flowers and pinnate leaves consisting of three or four pairs of ovate leaflets. The pods are cylindrical, 7-10 cm long containing shiny seeds.
Distribution 
Widespread in the tropics.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Extensively 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 91.3 1
Crude protein % DM 17.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 24.7 1
Ether extract % DM 6.2 1
Ash % DM 7.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.6 *

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

References

Walker, 1975

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:05

References
Datasheet citation 

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