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Centrosema macrocarpum

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281035Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)100025008003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2022Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -1650Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH564.57Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy 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.fire, drought, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle180240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAndropogon gayanus, Brachiaria brizantha, B. humidicola, Panicum maximum, Stylosanthes capitata, S. guianensis lowlow

(at most )

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