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Ornithopus compressus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.15201124Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)400700325800Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude27254850Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinity
Soil PH4.56.547Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingOrnithopus sativus, Trifolium subterraneum, Trifolium hirtum, Biserrula pelecinuslowlow

(at most )

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