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Aeschynomene americana

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2230735Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100015006004000Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude--3030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5748Soil 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)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.drought, floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60220
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingDigitaria eriantha, Digitaria. milanjiana, Panicum maximum, Paspalum notatum, Setaria sphacelata, Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria humidicola, Arachis pintoi, Centrosema molle, Desmodium heterocarpon, Macroptilium lathyroides , Stylosanthes guianensis var. guianensis, Vigna parkerilowlow

(at most )

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