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Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem, C3 photosynthesis
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategorypulses (grain legumes), roots/tubers, forage/pasture, vegetables, materials, cover crop, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18301440Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100025005004100Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2932Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.38.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest3Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle50270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedinter-croppingbanana, sugar cane, taro
permanent rainfedratoon croppingcereals, sugar cane, sweet potato

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
food & beverageproteinroots
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food & beveragevitaminsbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsbark
animal food (feed)mineralsbark
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant