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Mirabilis expansa

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryroots/tubers, vegetables
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)deep (>>150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1220525Soil texturemedium, organicmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)6008005001000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1015Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 23003500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome gardenCrop cycle210270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedinter-croppingmaize, curcurbitslowlow
arable irrigatedley croppinglowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchroots
food & beverageproteinroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
food & beveragestarchbark
food & beverageproteinbark
food & beveragemineralsbark
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)starchroots
animal food (feed)proteinroots
animal food (feed)mineralsroots