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Leucosphaera (Leucosphaera bainesii)

Description and recommendations

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).

Common names

Wool bush, perdebossie

Related feed(s)

Description

Grey shrublet up to 0.3 m high with woody gnarled branches. The young leaves and branches are densely hairy. The leaves are smooth, narrowly oval and 1-2 cm long. The flower heads are woody and spherical. Occurs especially in soils with surface lime.

Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value

Ruminants

Readily eaten by cattle and sheep, and often very stunted by heavy browsing.

Citation

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Tables

Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value

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 91.5 1
Crude protein % DM 11.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 29.0 1
Ether extract % DM 2.0 1
Ash % DM 10.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 17.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 0.7 1

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

References

Groenewald et al., 1967

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:28

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