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Macrotyloma uniflorum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, medicinals & aromatic, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20281735Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50012003004300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2628Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5758Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.fire, flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle40180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole croppinglowlow
arable irrigatedsole croppinglowlow
permanent rainfedinter-croppingsorghum, maize, niger seed, cotton, eleusine millet, lentilslowmedium
permanent rainfedratoon croppingrice, sesamelowmedium
grazingphase plantingHeteropogon contortus, Panicum maximum, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Stylosanthes scabralowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
medicinalblood system applicationsseeds
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsseeds
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalpioneerentire plant