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Cordia africana


English: large-leaved cordia

Luganda: mukebu

Kiswahili: makobokobo, mringaringa, mukumari

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: Good for goats and cows.

Nutritional value: Probably typical for non-legume tree leaves.

Safety: No problems have been encountered.

Other characteristics/uses

Agroforestry: Suitable for interspersing in coffee and banana plantations.


Not to be confused with cordia millenii, also known as mukebu, the timber of which is used for boat construction, but which appears to be unsuitable as fodder.

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database

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