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Horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum)

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 
Biflorus, horse gram, horse grain, kulthi bean, madras bean, madras gram, poor man’s pulse, dolic biflore, grain de cheval, kerdekorn, pferdebohne, pferdekorn, gahat, hurali, kalai, kallu, kollu, kulat, kulatha, kurtikalai, kekara, kulthi, muthera, muthira, muthiva, ulavalu, wulawula, dolico cavallino, faveira, frijol verde, pé-bi zât.
Dolichos benadirianus Chiov., Dolichos uniflorus Lam. var. stenocarpus Brenan, Dolichos biflorus auct., Dolichos uniflorus Lam.
Related feed(s) 
Twining annual or perennial forming dense growth 30-60 cm high. Trifoliate leaves 3-7 cm long and 2-4 cm wide. Yellow flowers with violet blot on the standard. Pods 6-8 cm long and 4-8 mm wide with 6-7 seeds. Var. uniflorum is cultivated annual form which has wider pods. It is drought resistant but cannot withstand waterlogging. The mature herbage contains 18 per cent CP in DM.
Of Indian origin, it is now cultivated in Asia, Africa, West Indies and southern USA as a pulse crop and for fodder.
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
The plant is palatable at all stages of growth.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. https://feedipedia.org/node/628 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

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