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Canavalia ensiformis

Description
Life formherb, vine, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20281436Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80020006004300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude20-4050Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH564.38Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
poisonmammalsseeds
poisonmammalsseeds
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalcover cropentire plant
medicinalblood system applicationsseeds