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Acacia caffra

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologydeciduous, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.15351040Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)7009004002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude26243234Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH564.56.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialtimber woodbark
fuelsfuelwoodbark
materialhoneyflowers
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)proteinfruits