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Desmodium uncinatum

Description
Life formsub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.25321534Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100016007502400Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1930Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.557Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle180240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingSetaria sphacelata, Chloris gayana, Pennisetum clandestinum, Paspalum notatum, Desmodium intortum, Macroptilium atropurpureumlowlow

(at most )

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