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Bridelia microcantha


English: Bridelia

Luganda: Katazamiti

Kiswahili: mkarati,mkarakala,mwiza,mtutu

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: Good for goats.

Nutritional value: Unknown.

Safety: No problems have been encountered when used as up to 10% of the total fodder. There has been one report of death of goats after being fed very large quantities, but it is not confirmed whether the bridelia was actually the cause.


Very common on fallow land in Central Uganda, but not deliberately planted.

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database

Often found on swamp margins

© David R Dowdy

Leaves may be this large, but are usually smaller

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