Animal feed resources information system

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White spear grass (Aristida leptopoda)

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 

White spear grass

Related feed(s) 

Species of the Aristida genus are all xerophytic grasses with stiff culms, narrow leaves covered with a thick cuticule well suited to dry climates (Gillet, 1961).



Nutritional aspects

Herbage quality good in young plants but avoided by stock after flowering when they become hard and prickly. Eaten only if more palatable grasses not available.

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Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/576 Last updated on February 12, 2013, 14:41

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