Tropical Grasslands (1982) Volume 16, 146155
EVALUATION OF INTRODUCED LEGUMES FOR PASTURES IN THE DRY TROPICS OF NORTH QUEENSLAND
Department of Primary Industries, P.O. Box 149, Mareeba, Qld 4880
From a total of 50 different legumes tested in two experiments replicated at four sites north of 17° S latitude, the genus Stylosanthes provided the best adapted and highest yielding species. These were S. guianensis cv. Cook and cv. Endeavour at Merluna, S. hamata cv. Verano at Kalinga and Koolburra, and S. scabra CPI 55868 at Southedge. Of the other genera tested, Macroptilium atropurpureum cv. Siratro was the only line to persist at all sites whereas Centrosema pubescens (common) performed creditably at Merluna and Koolburra, and C. brasilianum CPI 55698 was promising at Southedge.