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Lablab purpureus

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem, C3 photosynthesis
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, ornamentals/turf, cover crop, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1832338Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60010002002500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2830Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH57.54.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, large scale/commercialCrop cycle70300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole croppinghighlow
permanent rainfedinter-croppingmaize, sorghum, grasseshighlow
permanent rainfedinter-culturecoffee, fruit treeslowhigh
permanent rainfedsole croppinglowhigh

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsseedlings
food & beveragemineralsseedlings
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant