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Grevillea robusta


English: grevillea, silky oak

Kiswahili: mgrivia, mkima

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: poor for goats, moderate for cows.

Nutritional value: Reportedly poor.

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

Other characteristics/uses

Timber. Suitable for agroforestry, especially around field margins and with pruning of surface roots.


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

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database


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