Calopogonium is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. Calopogunium mucunoides is a vine that. Kingdom: Plantae. Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Eudicots. Order: Fabales. Family: Fabaceae. Genus: Calopogonium. Species: C. mucunoides. Status. Scientific Name. Calopogonium mucunoides Desv. Synonyms. Calopogonium brachycarpum (Benth.) Benth. ex Hemsl. Calopogonium orthocarpum Urb.

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Sheldon Navie close-up of hairy stem, leaf stalk and new shoots Photo: Requires a sunny position – growth declines markedly if the plant is shaded[ ]. Generally regarded as being of low-moderate palatabilitybut considerably more palatable than C. Plants are not tolerant of frost[ ].

Calopogonium mucunoides – Useful Tropical Plants

School of Plant Sciences, Unversity of Reading. Pod linear-oblongoid, cm x 3. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by mucunoidex plants growing nearby[ ]. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 68 Rainfall Regime Top of page Nucunoides. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

Sheldon Claopogonium leaflet underside Photo: Risk of Introduction Top of page The risk of introduction of C. Csurhes S; Edwards R, Integrated approach to forage seed production and supplementation of dairy cows in the semiarid region of Cameroon.

This poor performance was due to a low intake of calopo pasture resulting probably from palatability issues that was still manifest even after several days of adaptive feeding Asongwed-Awa et al. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Sheldon Navie compound leaf with three large leaflets Photo: Long-term persistence is through recruitment of new plants from seedlings. Nitrogen fixation in calopohonium cropping systems.


Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae.

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A commercial line, derived from plantation agriculture, used in countries of tropical America. The flora of Nauru.

In tropical America, grows well on acid soils with high Al saturation. Calopogonium mucunoides has a low to moderate palatability though it is considered more palatable than Calopogonium caeruleum. mucknoides

Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, International Legume Database and Information Service. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and calipogonium form.

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It is hardy to zone UK Calopo is a warm-growing legume that prefers hot and humid tropical areas Ecocrop, When sown for forage production, calopo has been successfully used in mixtures with stoloniferous grasses, such as molasses grass Melinis minutiflora Beauv.

This is the only palatability problem reported Cook et al. The stems are succulent, covered with long, brown hairs. Succeeds in very acid soils with a pH as low as 4. Calopo Calopogonium mucunoidesaerial part, fresh. Calopo is also often sown with centro Centrosema molle and tropical kudzu Pueraria phaseoloides in green manure mixtures to give early cover, after which kudzu and then centro persist FAO, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Calopogonium.

American Journal of Botany, 67 4: Affected by viruses, including cowpea severe mosaic comovirus geminiviruses, and Centrosema mosaic potexvirus, but these rarely significantly impede growth.

Weed controller Calopo provides large amounts of leaf litter onto the soil, smothering most weeds Chin Chen Peng et al. Seeds per podcompressed squarish, mm long, yellowish or reddish-brown. In these areas, populations are extending rapidly and it has been observed to form dense mats that smother native vegetarian. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Flowering in calopo is initiated by short days.


Read more about the Fabaceae family. Prevention and Control Top of page Small plants as well as small infestations should be removed manually making sure that all roots and stems are removed.

Intake was slightly lower, but not significantly so, an indication that palatability of calopo was less of a problem in hardy animals like donkeys, well adapted to arid and semi-arid zones and able to benefit from a relatively good protein and nutrient source such as calopo Asongwed-Awa et al.

Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page Species within the subfamily Faboideae also known as Papilionoideae of the Fabaceae family are trees, shrubs, and herbs that may be easily recognized by their classical pea-shaped flowers and the frequent occurrence of root nodulation Stevens, Articles lacking sources from November All articles lacking sources Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata All stub articles.

Queensland Department of Natural Resources. It can be sown alone or in mixed stands with tall tropical companion grasses such as Panicum spp. Because this species has been intentionally planted as a forage legume, green manure, cover crop and soil improver, it is widely naturalized in calooogonium and subtropical regions.