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Albizia (Albizia chinensis)

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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Synonyms 
Acacia stipulata DC., Albizia marginata (Lam.) Merr., Albizia stipulata B. Boivin, Inga purpurascens Hassk., Mimosa chinensis Osbeck, Mimosa marginata Lam., Mimosa stipulacea Roxb., Pithecellobium serronii Glaz
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Description 
Important browse tree in hilly areas; also grown for shade on plantations and for the manurial value of the fallen leaves.
Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 
Leaves in the early stages may be toxic to animals as they contain saponin, and prolonged feeding even of mature leaves may cause toxic symptoms.
Ruminants 
Important browse tree in hilly areas; also grown for shade on plantations and for the manurial value of the fallen leaves. The branches are used for fodder at the end of the growing season when the leaves are past their succulent stage.
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 18.1 15.1 21.1 2
Crude fibre % DM 31.6 1
Ether extract % DM 4.4 1
Ash % DM 5.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 11.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.4 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 63.6 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 60.8 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.9 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.5 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 32.3 1
a (N) % 17.0 1
b (N) % 15.5 1
c (N) h-1 0.036 1
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 24 *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 23 *

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

References

Kabaija et al., 1988; Sharma et al., 1969

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:34

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