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Indigofera schimperi

Description
Life formsub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.17261232Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)40010002501100Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1826Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH77.56.58Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.drought, floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle120300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingChloris gayana, Cenchrus ciliaris, Bothriochloa sp., Dichanthium sp.lowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant