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Desmanthus virgatus

Description
Life formherb, shrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.25321536Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100020002503000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH574.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.drought, coastal salt spray, salt windsAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantinglowlow

(at most )

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