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Musa textilis

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategorymaterials
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20291633Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)180030007004400Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--515Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1200Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle365365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedinter-croppingmongo, cowpea, peanuts, upland rice

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialfibresleaves
materialpaperleaves