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A variable, erect
Aquatic annual, mature in 200-240 days from sowing.
Waternut, Chinese water chestnut, Wild water chestnut, Matai, Cabezas de Negrito, Chikai, Dekang, Peperetan, Teeke, Apulid, Buslig, Kalangub, Nilaga, Potok, Sibosibolasan, Mat'ai, O-yu, Peci, Pitsi, Po-tsai, Wu-yu, Kohekohe.
Usually grown below 50 m but elevations in the tropics up to 1200 m appear to be suitable. Fresh water is normally essential but some forms are well adapted to growth in brackish water, and occurs in saline coastal swamps. Reported yields are in the range of 20-40 t/ha.
|SOURCES (Eleocharis dulcis Trin.)
Tindall H 1983 pp 198 [FER, TEXT, PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Duke J 1975 pp 15 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 463 [USE]
Goodin J 1990 pp 26