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Digitaria eriantha ssp. eriantha

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.24351041Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)45010003003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude16123034Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -2250Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.49.1Soil 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 humid (Cf)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingDesmodium heterophyllum, Arachis pintoi, Aeschynomene falcata, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Lotononis bainesii, Trifolium repens, Trifolium subterraneumlowlow

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