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Moringa oleifera

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologydeciduous, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, vegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2035748Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70022004002600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10102030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5758.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle210330
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragelipidsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsbulbs
animal food (feed)mineralsbulbs
materialtimber woodbark
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialcosmetics & perfumeryseeds
materialdye/tanninbark
materialdye/tanninstems
materialfibresstems
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholseeds
medicinalskin applicationsseeds
medicinalimmune system applicationsflowers
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsexudates
medicinalblood system applicationsexudates
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsseeds
medicinalnutritional applicationsseeds
medicinalblood system applicationsroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsstems
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalpollution control