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Calliandra calothyrsus


English: calliandra

Kiswahili: mkaliandra
Luganda: Kaliisambuzi

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: Good, but individual goats may dislike it.

Nutritional value: Good, high protein.

Safety: No problems encountered.

Other characteristics/uses

Agroforestry: Very useful for stabilising erosion control bunds. Nitrogen fixing, long-lived.


One of the most popular high-protein fodder plants. Easy to establish from seed

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database

Oxford Forestry Insitute


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Re-grows well after cutting

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