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Alysicarpus vaginalis

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301535Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100020007004300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1515Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.susceptible to nematodes, can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle120300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingStenotaphrum secundatum, Bothriochloa pertusa, Dichanthium caricosum, Desmodium heterophyllum, Atylosia scarabaeoideslowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant