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Hymenachne acutigluma

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20281035Soil textureheavyheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)1500250010004000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2029Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH44.83.85.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingEchinochloa polystachya, Brachiaria arrecta, Brachiaria muticalowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalpollution controlentire plant