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Saccharum spontaneum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, materials
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.25351740Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)2000300015005000Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--4040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH564.57.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle300365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food additivesweetenerbark
fuelsfuelwoodbark
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
materialwaxesbark
materialfibresbark
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant