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Desmodium intortum

Description
Life formsub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2533736Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100015008004000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesclear skieslight shade

Climate zonetropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle240300
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