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Phaseolus lunatus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem, C3 photosynthesis
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, vegetables, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.16281334Soil texturemediummedium, light
Rainfall (annual)90015004004300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.58.4Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, large scale/commercialCrop cycle60365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
shiftinginter-croppingmaize, common bean, gourds, cassava, guandul
arable irrigatedley cropping

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
medicinalentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
materialfibresbark
food additivecondiment/seasoningentire plant
poisonmammalsseeds