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Imperata cylindrica

Description
Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.25352040Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50035002506250Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH4.5647.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
fuelsnon-wood fuelentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsroots
animal food (feed)mineralsroots
materialpaperentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
food & beveragemineralsroots
food & beveragevitaminsroots
medicinalrespiratory applicationsroots