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Whitespot giant arum (Amorphophallus campanulatus)

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 
Whitespot giant arum, elephant's foot, pongapong
Related feed(s) 
Description 
The tuber is a rather flattened rough sphere weighing as much as 5-15 kg. The single leaf grows to 120 cm in length, and the blade is divided into numerous leaflets and may be 2 m wide.
Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 
Tubers and leaves of wild plants contain sharp crystals of calcium oxalate that puncture the mouth and tongue, causing intense irritation.
Pigs 
Cultivated forms can be used either fresh or cooked for pig feed.
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).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 15.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 14.2 1
Ether extract % DM 3.3 1
Ash % DM 16.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 15.2 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 8.1 1

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

References

Patel, 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:23

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 25.8 1
Crude protein % DM 19.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 2.3 1
Ether extract % DM 1.6 1
Ash % DM 6.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.8 *
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 11.2 1
Histidine % protein 1.6 1
Isoleucine % protein 5.0 1
Leucine % protein 5.9 1
Lysine % protein 4.4 1
Methionine % protein 1.0 1
Phenylalanine % protein 6.2 1
Threonine % protein 4.5 1
Tryptophan % protein 0.6 1
Valine % protein 5.0 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 86.5 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 15.4 *

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

References

Patel, 1966; Ramachandran et al., 1956

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:23

References
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