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Macroptilium gracile

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanbiennial, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301636Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)90013007001500Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude--1823Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -250Soil salinity
Soil PH5.56.557Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.drought, floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingBrachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria humidicola, Brachiaria mutica, Digitaria eriantha, Panicum maximum, Setaria sphacelatalowlow

(at most )

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