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Alysicarpus rugosus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301836Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)90014006001500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude5-3035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1400Soil salinity
Soil PH675.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.fire, grazing/browsing
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantinggrasseslowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsentire plant
food & beveragemineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant