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Aeschynomene villosa

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.15271032Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)90015004602400Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2532Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2250Soil salinity
Soil PH674.58.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.flooding, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantinggrasseslowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant
environmentalpioneerentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant