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Macrotyloma axillare

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20281136Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)75017003753000Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude--1631Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2250Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle140365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingChloris gayana, Panicum maximum, Setaria sphacelata, Brachiaria brizantha, Desmodium intortum, Desmodium uncinatum, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Neonotonia wightiilowlow

(at most )

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