Table 2: Compositional data for a Miscanthus x giganteus plant that was less than 1 m in height.


Plant Fraction

Extr. (%)

Ash (%)

Ara. (%)

Gal. (%)

Rha. (%)

Glu. (%)

Xyl. (%)

Man. (%)

Total Sugars

AIR (%)

KL
(%)

ASL (%)

AIA (%)

TOTAL (%)

Ara
:Xyl

Hc
:Cel

Nitr. (%)

Live leaf blades, K

12.23*

5.68*

3.57*

1.18*

0.24*

29.47*

18.12*

0.21*

51.13*

15.95*

13.39*

4.89*

2.17*

88.97*

0.13

0.61

1.69*

Dead leaf blades, F

7.06*

8.37*

3.75*

1.16*

0.47*

30.65*

18.51*

0.34*

54.07*

19.39*

16.15*

4.04*

3.96*

90.50*

0.08

0.53

0.74*

Dead leaf sheaths, H

4.90*

3.10*

2.96*

0.71*

0.05*

42.80*

22.37*

0.10*

68.52*

18.50*

17.94*

2.27*

1.66*

97.21*

0.13

0.69

0.33*

Stem, Internode 1m, X1T

5.02*

3.25*

1.62*

0.60*

0.13*

42.70*

20.11*

0.07*

65.86*

18.25*

17.36*

2.41*

0.58*

93.28*

0.09

0.55

0.24*

Stem, Node 1m, X1N

4.88*

3.72*

2.87*

1.03*

0.06*

37.24*

21.28*

0.28*

64.51*

19.70*

19.10*

2.67*

1.10*

93.14*

0.14

0.64

0.53*

Whole Stem, 1m, X1

5.00*

3.32*

1.81*

0.67*

0.12*

41.88*

20.28*

0.10*

65.66*

18.47*

17.62*

2.45*

0.66*

93.26*

0.13

0.61

0.29*

Whole Plant, WP

6.98*

4.75*

2.71*

0.88*

0.20*

37.16*

19.75*

0.17*

60.66*

18.08*

16.45*

3.27*

1.74*

92.32*

0.08

0.53

0.69*

*  = Data supplied by NIRS calibration; Extr. = extractives; Ara. = arabinose; Gal. = galactose; Rha. = rhamnose; Glu. = glucose; Xyl. = xylose; Man. = mannose; AIR = acid insoluble residue; KL = Klason lignin; ASL = acid insoluble lignin; AIA = Acid insoluble ash; Hc:Cel = Hemicellulose to cellulose ratio; Nitr = nitrogen.