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Telegraph plant (Codariocalyx gyroides)

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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Common names 

Codarrio, sanagori, kamphem, thua desmodium, cora cora, telegraph plan

Synonyms 

Codariocalyx conicus Hassk., Desmodium bracteatum sensu Micheli, Desmodium diversifolium sensu auct., Desmodium gyroides (Link) DC., Desmodium gyroides (Roxb.) DC., Desmodium oxalidifolium H. Lev., Desmodium papuanum C.T. White, Desmodium pseudogyroides Miq., Hedysarum gyroides Link, Hedysarum gyroides Roxb., Meibomia gyroides (DC.) Kuntze, Meibomia gyroides (Link) Kuntze

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Description 

Erect prostrate bush with trifoliate leaves and purple flowers. Adapts to shade and is commonly grown on tea and rubber plantations for cover.

Distribution 

Tropics

Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 

Codariocalyx gyroides foliage has a high content of condensed tannins (7%) (Anh et al., 1989).

Ruminants 

Browse legume. Makes good fodder.

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 16.3 3.2 11.5 21.9 9
Crude fibre % DM 32.5 11.0 25.7 45.2 3
NDF % DM 51.3 47.9 54.7 2
ADF % DM 32.8 31.8 33.7 2
Lignin % DM 10.1 9.6 10.6 2
Ether extract % DM 1.8 1.0 0.7 2.7 3
Ash % DM 7.0 1.4 5.0 8.9 8
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 9.7 2.8 3.8 13.0 8
Phosphorus g/kg DM 4.9 3.2 2.3 8.5 3
Potassium g/kg DM 19.8 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.3 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.6 1
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 77.0 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 62.7 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 59.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.3 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.0 *

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

References

Abaunza et al., 1991; Barnes, 1998; CIRAD, 1991; Nasrullah et al., 2003; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:14

References
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