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Dichanthium annulatum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2230740Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50014003002600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude8-2832Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1375Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH6.57.55.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingBothriochloa insculpta, Dichanthium aristatum, Dichanthium caricosum, Desmanthus sp., Medicago sativa, Stylosanthes hamata, Stylosanthes seabranalowlow

(at most )

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