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Aeschynomene indica

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18301035Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)100012006002000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude5-3035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1530Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH5.56.54.58Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.flooding, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle150220
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingHemarthria altissima, Acroceras macrum, Sesbania spp., Acacia nilotica ssp. Tomentosa, Aeschynomene americana, Vigna luteolalowlow

(at most )

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