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Acanthosicyos horridus

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, vegetables, medicinals & aromatic, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.15301040Soil texturelightlight
Rainfall (annual)12525075450Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude17153234Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -100Soil salinitymedium (4-10 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightclear skiesvery bright

Climate zonedesert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
medicinalroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds