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Sesbania grandiflora

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, deciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, vegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.24341640Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100030008004500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.54.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle270365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPanicum maximumlowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialpaperstems
materialfibresstems
materialdye/tanninstems
materialgums/resinsexudates
fuelsfuelwoodbark
medicinalleaves
medicinalflowers
environmentalmanure/fertilizerleaves
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
materialtimber woodbark
environmentalsupportentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant