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Trifolium burchellianum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, medicinals & aromatic, cover crop, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.14241032Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)70020006252500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10-3034Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2300Soil salinity
Soil PH5.56.557Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-2
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.susceptible to nematodes

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAxonopus affinis, Bothriochloa pertusa, Cynodon dactylon, Paspalum dilatatum, Pennisetum clandestinum, Lotus uliginosus, Trifolium repens, Trifolium semipilosumlowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant
medicinalentire plant