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Erythrina fusca

Description
Life formtreePhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.16241232Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)1200300010003500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1520Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)high (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.56.547Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightclear skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), intermediate (animal drawn)Crop cycle365365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsinter-culturecocoa, coffee
permanent rainfedinter-croppingmaize, cassava

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
poisoninsectsflowers
medicinalskin applicationsstems
medicinalroots
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalsoil improversleaves