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Trachypogon spicatus

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologysingle stem, C4 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)very shallow (<20 cm)
Temperat. requir.20261639Soil texturelightlight, organic
Rainfall (annual)60013004501500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude15103540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 5002700Soil salinity
Soil PH5.56.54.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-12Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fireAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

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)mineralsentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant