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Tamarix aphylla

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2740850Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)300400200500Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude20254040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH6.57.568.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonedesert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialdye/tanninstems
materialtimber woodbark
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
environmentalfirebreaksentire plant