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Potato tree (Solanum erianthum)

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 
Big eggplant, China flowerleaf, potato tree, tobacco tree, potatotree
Synonyms 
Solanum verbascifolium L.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Big-leafed plant up to 1.5 m high,
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Sometimes used as a forage plant during the dry season. Very palatable.
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
Dry matter % as fed 31.0 1
Crude protein % DM 26.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 17.7 1
Ether extract % DM 3.9 1
Ash % DM 12.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:48

References
Datasheet citation 

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