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Stylosanthes hamata

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281535Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)7009003502000Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude10-2628Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5758.5Soil 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), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle60180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsinter-croppingEucalytus sp., Dalbergia sp.lowlow
grazingphase plantingBothriochloa pertusa, Urochloa mosambicensis, Aeschynomene americana, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Stylosanthes guianensis, Stylosanthes scabralowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant