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Leucaena trichandra

Description
Life formtreePhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.17221228Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)100018007002500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude15-3032Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 7002000Soil salinity
Soil PH5.57.558Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual)Crop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsalley croppingBrachiaria decumbens, Imperata cylindricalmediumlow
perennial cropsalley croppingCoffea arabicalowmedium

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant