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Vetiveria zizanioides

Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategorymedicinals & aromatic, cover crop
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22351245Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)50025002005000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude5-2030Soil Al. toxnone (<5% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH4.5839.9Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), 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 rest-15Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Product. systemCrop cycle150365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialessential oilsroots
materialcosmetics & perfumeryroots
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalpollution controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant