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Ocimum americanum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryvegetables, medicinals & aromatic, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301035Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70020005003000Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6758Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.wind
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60140
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialessential oilsentire plant
medicinalentire plant
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
environmentalagroforestryentire plant