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Sesbania macrantha var. macrantha

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologysingle stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1828832Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)130017009002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude20-4040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH77.568.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle150240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant