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Cynodon dactylon

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1735640Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)62517505504300Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--3039Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2600Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.38.4Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodnot sensitive
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle150180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazinginter-croppingLathyrus sativus, lespedeza sp., white clover, Stylosanthes humilis

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsroots
animal food (feed)mineralsroots
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsroots
medicinalblood system applicationsroots
medicinalimmune system applicationsroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
medicinalskin applicationsroots