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Desmodium dichotomum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.24342038Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)100020007502500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10-3035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinity
Soil PH77.56.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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