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Trifolium rueppellianum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, materials
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1226530Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)100019007002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1214Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 15003650Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5748Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.flooding, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle60130
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPennisetum clandestinum, Pennisetum schimperi, Cynodon dactylon, Setaria sphacelata, Trifolium decorum, Trifolium semipilosum, Trifolium steudneri, Trifolium tembense, Neonotonia wightiilowlow
permanent rainfedinter-croppingTriticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgaremediumlow

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