Animal feed resources information system

American jointvetch (Aeschynomene americanum)

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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Common names 

American jointvetch, joint vetch, shyleaf, deervetch, thornless mimosa, bastard sensitive plant, antejuela, cujicillo, dormilona, golondrina regada, huevos de rana, pega pega, pega ropa, plumon, ronte, kacang meongan, asem aseman, anjang, makahiyang-lalaki (also A. indica ), karaparak, sano don, sano bok, sano khon, pötuk, rokdönao, rui köjing


Aeschynomene americana L. var. depila Mill., Aeschynomene glandulosa Poir., Aeschynomene guayaquilensis G. Don, Aeschynomene javanica Miq. var. luxurians Miq., Aeschynomene mexicana Colla, Aeschynomene mimulosa Miq., Aeschynomene tricholoma Standley & Steyerm., Hippocrepis mimulosa Noronha

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Related feed(s) 

There is a report from Florida of A. americanum sown in association with Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum). Shrubs with sensitive leaves and lightweight pith. Some wood used for rafts and floats.

Nutritional aspects

Experimental plantations of Aeschynomene americana are sometime grazed and partly destroyed by wild rabbits in Florida (Deren et al., 1989). From this observation it can be assumed that fresh A. americana is palatable and non toxic for rabbits. Nevertheless some direct experiments on domestic rabbit feeding with Aeschynomene americana are necessary before this plant would be recommended for rabbits.

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Datasheet citation 

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