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Stylosanthes guianensis var. intermedia

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1528543Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)70015006002500Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude12183633Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1200Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6757.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonesubtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, grazing/browsing, trampling, compete with companion cropsAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle150210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazinginter-croppingHeteropogon contortus, Cenchrus ciliaris, Chloris gayana
leyfallow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant