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Nelumbo nucifera

Description
Life formherbPhysiologyevergreen, deciduous, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryroots/tubers, vegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.25301040Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)200028007004000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH66.55.57.3Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120200
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialfibresbark
materialgums/resins
medicinalseeds
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
socialreligious useentire plant
food & beveragestarchbuds
food & beveragevitaminsleaves