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Eriobotrya japonica


English: loquat

Luganda: nsali nzungu

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: Good for goats .

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

Safety: No problems have been encountered, even when fed in large quantities.

Other characteristics/uses

The fruit and dense shade make it a popular compound tree, but it is unsuitable for agroforestry.


Very common in Central Uganda.

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database

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