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Ischaemum ciliare

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.30352040Soil textureheavyheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)125050005007000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2020Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)high (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.58.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.flooding, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.drought
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingBrachiaria humidicola, Hemarthria altissima, Desmodium heterophyllum, Desmodium triflorum, Mimosa pudicalowlow

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