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Trifolium decorum

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1018726Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)1200180010002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude13121617Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 18003000Soil salinity
Soil PH4.56.547Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle70120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPennisetum clandestinum, Pennisetum schimperi, Cynodon dactylon, Trifolium quartinianum, Trifolium rueppellianum, Trifolium steudneri, Trifolium tembenselowlow
permanent rainfedinter-croppingTriticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgarehighlow

(at most )

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