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Stenotaphrum secundatum

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18301034Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80020003003000Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude8-4045Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH67.558.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skieslight shadevery brightheavy shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-4Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.wind, flooding, grazing/browsing, coastal salt spray, salt windsAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.susceptible to nematodes

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle150240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingMacroptilium atropurpureum, Desmodium heterophyllum, Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. ovalifolium, Desmodium incanum, Desmodium triflorum, Desmanthus leptophyllus, Desmanthus pernambucanus, Leucaena leucocephalalowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalpioneerentire plant