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Ahuhu (Tephrosia purpurea)

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 

Purple tephrosia, tefrósia, auuhuhu, ahuhu

Synonyms 

Cracca purpurea L., Cracca villosa var. purpurea (L.) Kuntze, Galega piscatoria Aiton, Tephrosia canescens E. Mey., Tephrosia delagoensis H. M. L. Forbes, Tephrosia leptostachya DC., Tephrosia piscatoria (Aiton) Pers., Tephrosia wallichii Graham ex Fawc. & Rendle

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Description 

Used for green manure and roots for medicines. T. purpurea quoted as component of pastures in India.

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 38.9 34.4 43.4 2
Crude protein % DM 14.7 4.9 9.3 19.0 3
Crude fibre % DM 38.4 8.4 32.4 47.9 3
NDF % DM 63.2 1
ADF % DM 52.5 1
Lignin % DM 15.1 1
Ether extract % DM 2.6 0.7 1.8 3.2 3
Ash % DM 5.9 1.6 4.1 6.9 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 9.5 8.1 10.9 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.9 1.5 2.3 2
Potassium g/kg DM 13.5 12.6 14.3 2
Sodium g/kg DM 0.2 1
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 20.0 1
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 0.2 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 56.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 54.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.3 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Holm, 1971

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:37

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