It is shrubby legume grows up to height of 2 m can be erect to sub erect in growth. It is a South American species, widely distributed across Brazil and it was introduced to India in 1965 from Australia. It is dark green in color and slightly sticky/viscous in feeling. Stems are hairy and rough. leaflets are small and broad.
A tall (up to 2 m), shrubby, perennial legume, erect to sub erect, with strong, woody stems, usually densely hairy and viscid, making them sticky under hot, dry conditions. Stems vary in color from pale green to dark blue-green, brown or reddish depending on the strain.
Leaflets hairy on both surfaces, varying in shape from elliptic to oblong-Lancelot and in color from pale green to dark green and dark blue-green.
|Key Feature||Expect 90 to 100 % Germination Rate|
|Uses||They are capable of nitrogen fixation and are capable of improving soil fertility in addition to providing high protein stock feed important green manure species
Stylosanthes species have been used for land reclamation, soil stabilization and soil regeneration work because of their drought resistance, ability to restore soil fertility, improve soil physical properties and provide permanent vegetation cover