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Tricholaena capensis

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem, C4 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1830740Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)250400150500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude22203335Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinity
Soil PH685.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonedesert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAristida diffusa, Cenchrus ciliaris, Digitaria erianthe, Cymbopogon plurinodis, Enneapogon scoparius, Eragrostis scaber, Eragrostis curvula, Eragrostis lehmannianalowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant