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Caribbean stylo is a tropical, nitrogen-fixing, short-lived perennial, semi-erect or prostrate herbaceous plant that can withstand grazing and is tolerant of poor soils. It is usually grown in native or established permanent pastures and provides nutritious forage for livestock.


A permanent pasture legume with robust performance. Resistant to anthracnose. Good for cut and carry feed or for hay if cut before it becomes too fibrous. Fixes nitrogen up to 90 kg/ha. Grown in silivipasture systems in India where is sown under Eucalyptus and Dalbergia. Suited to cooler more arid regions of the tropics. Best sown at the end of the dry season or beginning of the wet season.