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Tamarindus indica

Description
Life formtreePhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20351245Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80030003004500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1520Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH5.56.54.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, large scale/commercialCrop cycle70210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragestarchfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
materialgums/resinsexudates
materialtimber woodbark
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialdye/tanninstems
materialdye/tanninleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
poisoninsectsfruits
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits
medicinalskin applicationsfruits
medicinaldigestive system applicationsleaves
medicinalskin applicationsleaves
medicinalblood system applicationsstems