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Trifolium usambarense

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.15281232Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)100015009001600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1014Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 5002700Soil salinity
Soil PH4.56.547Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.flooding, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle5090
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPennisetum clandestinum, Eleusine jaegarii, Trifolium burchellianum , Neonotonia wightiilowlow

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