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Litchi chinensis

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20351540Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100017007002800Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude1392932Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.558.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.wind
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
medicinalfruits
medicinalseeds
materialtimber woodbark
materialhoneyflowers