Login

Data sheet

View crop Data sheet EcoPort

Desmodium gyroides

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18281034Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)1700270014004000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2023Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightlight shadevery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle170365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerleaves
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant