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Stylosanthes humilis

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.25321536Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70018004503200Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude3-2328Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)high (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH4.56.547.1Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightclear skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.fire
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingBothriochloa pertusa, Cenchrus ciliaris (low forms), Cenchrus setiger, Dichanthium annulatum, Digitaria eriantha, Urochloa mosambicensis, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Lotononis bainesii, Stylosanthes guianensis var. intermedia, Stylosanthes hamata, Stylosanthes scabralowlow

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