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Gliricidia sepium


English: gliricidia, Mexican lilac

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: poor when fresh, but good when dried.

Nutritional value: High in protein (nitrogen-fixing legume).

Safety: Leaves, shoots and pods are safe for ruminants, but poisonous to pigs, donkeys, rabbits etc.

Other characteristics/uses

Agroforestry: Very good for field boundaries and erosion-control lines.


Propagates well from cuttings.  

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database

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