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Macroptilium atropurpureum

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.21321336Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)65018002002800Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2230Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -2900Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH67.54.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-8Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingChloris gayana, Cenchrus ciliaris, Panicum maximum, Setaria sphacelata, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Desmodium intortum, Macrotyloma axillare, Neonotonia wightii, Stylosanthes guianensis, Stylosanthes hamata, Stylosanthes scabra, Stylosanthes seabranalowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant