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Desmanthus leptophyllus

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281835Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)80018005502000Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude--2025Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH6.5868.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.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 sericeum, Medicago sativalowlow

(at most )

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