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Desmodium incanum

Description
Life formherb, vine, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2532736Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)1500310010004000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5748Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesclear skiesheavy shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-13Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.flooding, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPennisetum clandestinum, Brachiaria dictyoneura, Brachiaria muticalowlow

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