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Desmodium cinereum

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanbiennial, perennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301832Soil texturemediummedium
Rainfall (annual)1500250010003000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude10-2025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinity
Soil PH66.55.57Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet (Ar)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.drought, grazing/browsing
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual)Crop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedalley croppingFlemingia macrophylla, Gliricidia sepium, Leucaena leucocephala medium mediummediummedium

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant