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Bamboo (Chusquea quila)

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 

Bamboo

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Description 

Tall shrub with relatively short leaves

hay doce especies en Chile, en especial del grupo con tallos ramificados y desparramados. Las quilas, en sentido estricto (Chusquea quila Kunth., Ch. uliginosa Phil.) con la variedad valdiviana (Ch. macrostachya Phil.) y otras, se distinguen de las demas cgiraa mleifnieoasas pdoer sluas c coanfsiiasst,e ne-lpeciolo que articula la vaina en la lamina foliar y la floracion muy tardia (algunas especies demoran decenios e n florecer).
Las abundantes semillas se aprovechaban antiguamentepara harina, aunque conrecelo a causa de un fuerteprejuicio. Los araucanos,desconociendo la naturaleza graminea del vegetal, interpretabancomo aviso de desgracias y muertes el sorpresivoy, segdn su pensar,inmotivado secamiento de la
planta despues de madurarsu fruto. Lo fue en realidad,a lo menos para muchosde sus animales que habian perdido con el desaparecimientode quilantos,
su principal alimento yabrigo en los crudos inviernos de la region austral (Wilhelm de Mösbach, 1955).

Distribution 

It is characteristic of the Andes and Brazilian highlands, where it covers wide areas and forms impenetrable thickets known as Carizales. Can grow at very high altitudes.

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 56.8 1
Crude protein % DM 10.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 34.5 1
Ether extract % DM 3.6 1
Ash % DM 11.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 62.9 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 60.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.9 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.8 *

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

References

Vargas et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:41

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