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Themeda australis

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525435Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)45012504001500Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude--3240Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2750Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.5767.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.flooding, trampling
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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