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Desmodium triflorum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18281432Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)1500400012005000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3032Soil Al. toxmedium (16-25% of CEChigh (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinity
Soil PH56.54.57Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitylight shadevery brightheavy shadevery bright

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPaspalum notatum, Axonopus sp., Cynodon sp., Bothriochloa pertusa, Ischaemum timorense, Alysicarpus vaginalis, Desmodium heterophyllumlowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant