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Desmanthus glandulosus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem, multi stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1225836Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)300800250900Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude28253235Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 1002200Soil salinity
Soil PH6.5858.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.drought, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingCenchrus ciliaris, Panicum coloratum var. makarikariense, Dichanthium sericeumlowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant