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Desmanthus bicornutus

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologysingle stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.14281036Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)50013002502000Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude1553540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH786.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
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.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingHeteropogon contortus, Themeda triandra, Cenchrus ciliarislowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)proteinflowers