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Hemarthria altissima

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.3135738Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)120015009001700Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude20-3540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.57Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodneutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-13Killing temp. early growth-9
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.fire, drought
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAcroceras macrum, Aeschynomene americana, Lotus uliginosus (pedunculatus), Vigna parkeri, Trifolium repenslowlow

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