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Loudetia simplex

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281535Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)75010006001500Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude--2525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 3002750Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.557.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
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
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant