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Desmodium velutinum

Description
Life formsub-shrub, shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20261832Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)1500350010004000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2024Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinity
Soil PH4.5747.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesheavy shadelight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle210365
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