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Parkinsonia aculeata

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.24321636Soil texturelightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)3007002001000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.568.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), 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-4Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant