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Lotus edulis

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1524428Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)500700300900Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude32304345Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.568Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant