Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
Feedipedia
Feedipedia

Poro (Erythrina poeppigiana)

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
Click on the "Nutritional aspects" tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans
Common names 
Poro, dadap, anauca, coraltree, immortelle tree, mountain immortelle, eritrina do alto, sinã, poró extranjero, poró gigante, saibo, ceibo, bucaro, amasisa
Synonyms 
Erythrina micropteryx Poepp., Micropteryx poeppigiana Walp.
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Erythrina poeppigiana O.F. Cook. is a large tree with conspicuous orange flowers. Widely used as a shade tree for coffee where trees usually kept pruned to 2-3 m. Recent trials as fodder tree in Colombia where it was grown from stakes and harvested after 18 months and then every 90 days. Leaves large and more easily harvested then Leucaena.
Distribution 
The natural range is from Panama and Venezuela to the western parts of the Bolivian and Peruvian Amazon.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
It has been used in diets for cattle, sheep and goats in Colombia and proved a useful protein supplement.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
References
References 
Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. http://www.feedipedia.org/node/608 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

Image credits