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Stylosanthes viscosa

Description
Life formsub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301636Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)100017502303200Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2729Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)high (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinity
Soil PH4.56.547.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingCenchrus ciliaris, Digitaria milanjiana, Heteropogon contortus, Urochloa mosambicensis, Aeschynomene americana, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Stylosanthes hamata, Stylosanthes guianensis var. intermedia, Stylosanthes scabralowlow

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