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Centrosema acutifolium

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281235Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)100025008003000Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude2-820Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH55.54.56.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle150210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAndropogon gayanus, Brachiaria brizantha , B. humidicola , Panicum maximum, Stylosanthes capitata , S. guianensislowlow

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