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Aeschynomene falcata

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2025535Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100015007002500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude15-4045Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.564.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.fireAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle120240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAxonopus fissifolius, Cynodon dactylon, Digitaria didactyla, Heteropogon contortus, Paspalum dilatatum, Paspalum notatum, Stylosanthes guianensis var. intermedia, Lotononis bainesii, Chamaecrista rotundifolialowlow

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