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Malpighia glabra

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2430534Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)130020007002400Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--3030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.558Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.susceptible to nematodes

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle270365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
medicinalfruits
materialtimber woodbark
materialdye/tanninstems
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant