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Stylosanthes hamata (tetraploid)

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281833Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)7009005002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude951215Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.48Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.drought, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.fire
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle4590
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingBothriochloa pertusa, Urochloa mosambicensis, Aeschynomene americana, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Stylosanthes guianensis, Stylosanthes scabralowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationentire plant