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Stylosanthes fruticosa

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2530535Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)4008002802500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10-2030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinity
Soil PH6.57.548Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodnot sensitive
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.drought, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle50365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedinter-croppingPennisetum glaucummediummedium
grazingphase plantingAndropogon gayanus, Brachiaria humidicola, Cenchrus ciliaris, Cynodon dactylon, Heteropogon contortus, Hyparrhenia hirta, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Neonotonia wightii, Zornia setosa, Zornia glochidiatalowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant