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Acacia senegal

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologydeciduous, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.24321448Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)3008002002300Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude11111818Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH574.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-4Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialgums/resinsstems
materialhoneyflowers
materialfibresroots
materialtimber woodbark
materialessential oilsseeds
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalpioneerentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant