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Desmodium heterocarpon sp. heterocarpon

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrub, shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20281632Soil texturelightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)1400230012002500Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude20-3540Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)high (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinity
Soil PH56.547.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.drought
Introduction risks.susceptible to nematodes

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingDigitaria eriantha, Hemarthria altissima, Paspalum notatum, Trifolium sp.lowlow

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