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Paspalum plicatulum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1023745Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100025007503500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2832Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH4.55.547Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemintermediate (animal drawn), large scale/commercialCrop cycle180240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
leyfallowOryza sativalowlow
perennial cropsinter-croppingCocos nuciferalowlow
grazingphase plantingDesmodium intortum, Desmodium uncinatum, Lotononis bainesii, Lotus uliginosus, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Stylosanthes guianensis, Trifolium repens, Vigna parkerilowlow

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