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Acacia nilotica

Description
Life formtreePhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.19341050Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)40012002002300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3032Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6.5859Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)proteinleaves
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
non-vertebrate foodproteinleaves
materialtimber woodbark
materialgums/resinsexudates
materialdye/tanninstems
materialdye/tanninfruits
medicinalnervous system applicationsfruits
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalfirebreaksentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
environmentalwindbreakentire plant