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Centrosema brasilianum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301636Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)50020003702900Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1223Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 50800Soil salinity
Soil PH4.564.16.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingSetaria sphacelata, Andropogon gayanus, Panicum maximum, Hyparrhenia rufa, Brachiaria sp.lowlow

(at most )

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