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Centrosema rotundifolium

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20281636Soil texturelightlight
Rainfall (annual)80012007001300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude5700251300Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinity
Soil PH564.56.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle120210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingBrachiaria humidicolalowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant