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Acacia seyal

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologydeciduous, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.24321545Soil textureheavyheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100017003502300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--5002100Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 1020Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH6.57.558.3Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle150330
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
fuelsfuelwoodbark
materialdye/tanninstems
materialgums/resinsexudates
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots