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Stylosanthes capitata

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannual, biennial, perennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301535Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)100025005003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1522Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)high (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.554.35.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle180270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAndropogon gayanus, Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria brizantha, Paspalum atratum, Stylosanthes macrocephala, Cratylia argentealowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant