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Hibiscus cannabinus

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategorymaterials
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.15281035Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60020004503000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--3540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH67.54.38.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialfibresbark
food & beverageseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
food additivecondiment/seasoningleaves
fuelsfuelwoodentire plant
animal food (feed)seeds
materialdye/tanninbark
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholseeds