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Sphenostylis stenocarpa

Description
Life formsub-shrubPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategorypulses (grain legumes), roots/tubers, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.23291535Soil texturelightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)100012008001400Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.564.57Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle150240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole croppinglowmedium
permanent rainfedinter-croppingmaize, yamlowmedium

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
food & beverageproteinroots
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
medicinalsensory applicationsseeds
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant