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Acacia tephrina

Description
Life formtreePhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22381043Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)400500250550Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude18182727Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -450Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH786.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialtimber woodbark
fuelsfuelwoodbark
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots