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Portulaca oleracea

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryvegetables, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1832736Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100020005004000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--5060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.38.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), 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 restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle21120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
food additivecondiment/seasoningentire plant
medicinalendocrine system applicationsentire plant
medicinaldigestive system applicationsentire plant
medicinalnutritional applicationsentire plant