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Stylosanthes guianensis var. guianensis

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18281534Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)90025005005000Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude--2032Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -2200Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.5648.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.fire
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle150210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazinginter-culturerubber, coconutmediummedium
grazingphase plantingAndropogon gayanus, Chloris gayana, Digitaria eriantha, Heteropogon contortus, Hyparrhenia rufa, Melinis minutiflora, Panicum maximum, Paspalum dilatatum, Pennisetum clandestinum, Pennisetum purpureum, Setaria sphacelata, Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria ruziziensis, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Aeschynomene americana, Centrosema molle, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Pueraria phaseoloideslowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant