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Terminalia catappa

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, deciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, materials, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.21321036Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)150034007004200Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--1015Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH574.38Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.wind, drought, coastal salt sprayAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

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

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
non-vertebrate foodvitaminsleaves
non-vertebrate foodmineralsleaves
materialdye/tanninstems
materialdye/tanninroots
materialdye/tanninfruits
materialdye/tanninleaves
materialtimber woodbark
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
fuelsfuelwoodbark
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalpioneerentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant