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Trapa natans

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, single stem
Habitacaulescent (or rosette plants)Categoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.15251035Soil textureheavyheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)50012003001600Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude4055355Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.558.2Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-25Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.drought
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragefruits
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragelipidsseeds
animal food (feed)entire plant
medicinalimmune system applicationsfruits
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsfruits
medicinalskin applicationsfruits
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant