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Calliandra houstoniana var. calothyrsus (Meisn.) Barneby Anneslia confusa ( Sprague & Riley) Britton & Rose Calliandra similis Sprague & Riley Anneslia similis. BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Calliandra calothyrsus is a small, thornless, often multistemmed shrub. Under optimum conditions it can attain a height of 12 m and a. Common Name: Red Calliandra. Calliandra calothyrsus. Often grown as a fuelwood crop and as an ornamental, it has escaped from cultivation and invaded .

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It has a straight trunk up to 30 cm in diameter and many branches that form a dense canopy Orwa et al. A plant of moderate elevations in the humid and subhumid tropics[ ].

The effect of Calliandra leaf Calliandra calothyrsus as protein source on duck feed. Use of dried calliandra leaf meal Calliandra calothyrsus as a substitute for coconut oil meal in growing rabbit rations. Yields are extremely good – just 6 months after being cut at 50cm from the ground new growth 3 metre high has been formed[ ]. The precise management measures adopted for any plant invasion will depend callianvra factors such as the terrain, the cost and availability of calliandrq, the severity of the infestation and the presence of other invasive species.


Calliandra hosts a shellac-producing insect Laccifer lacca Wiersum et al. Prefers a position in full sun[ ].

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Calliandra leaf meal decreased reproductive performance of Wistar rat during gestation and lactation. Calliandra is an N-fixing legume that roots abundantly and nodulates readily with Rhizobium bacteria. Soil improver, erosion control and afforestation Calliandra is an N-fixing legume that roots abundantly and nodulates readily with Rhizobium bacteria. The growth rate of lambs fed air dried Calliandra calothyrsus Assessment of the nutritive value of Calliandra calothyrsus: Calliandra decreased protein digestibility Ahn et al.

It has been widely promoted as a fodder tree in Africa. Effect of the tropical tannin-rich shrub legumes Calliandra calothyrsus and Flemingia macrophylla on methane emission and nitrogen and energy balance in growing lambs. Free butanol – HClg kg -1 DM AgREN, network paper No14 p. Kleinhoonte Anneslia calothyrus Meisn. Plantation of Calliandra calothyrsus can be either done by direct seeding or by seedlings.

In the native range: Pollination is achieved in the native range by hawkmoths and bats Calliandra calothyrsus can flower within one year of planting. Calliandra leaves are alternate and bipinnately calothyrwus, the rachis being cm long and bearing 3- pinnae. Intake, digestibility and nitrogen utilization of three tropical tree leguems I. Recent work on the establishment, production and utilization of multipurpose trees as a feed resource in Zimbabwe.


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There it can be fround from the western Pacific coast of Mexico to Panama. Tropical grassland society of Australia Inc Nyeko, P.

It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Good results are achieved by soaking seed in cold water for 48 hours. As sole feeds compared to Asystasia intrusa and Brachiaria brizantha. The pulp is easily bleached, but wood dimensions are generally small, making handling and chipping difficult[ ]. Evaluation of tropical forages and by-products feeds for rabbit production: Broilers An experiment with calliandra leaf meal showed that growth performance of broilers decreased, although not significantly, with 2.

Hedgerows being used with alley cropping of maize Zea mays. The flowers provide a rich source of nectar for bees[ ]. The impact of fodder trees on milk production and income among smallholders dairy farmers in east Africa and the role of research. Normally cut for feeding rather than direct grazed. Animal Feed Science and Technology85 ,