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Casuarina equisetifolia

Names

English: horsetail casuarina

Kiswahili: moinga, mvinje

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: Moderate.

Nutritional value: May be high in protein, because it is nitrogen-fixing.

Safety: No problems have been encountered when fed in moderate quantities.

Other characteristics/uses

Like similar Casuarina species, it is a useful timber tree. Not suitable for agroforestry.

Comments

Can be side-pruned to improve timber quality and provide fodder.

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database

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