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Tephrosia candida

Description
Life formherb, shrub, treePhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, cover crop, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301434Soil texturelightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)140018007002700Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude--2035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1650Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.56.53.57.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

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.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle180365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerleaves
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
poisoninsectsleaves
poisonmammalsroots
poisonmammalsstems
poisonfishentire plant
fuelsfuelwoodbark
animal food (feed)proteinleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves