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Argania sideroxylon

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301035Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)200300100400Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude20203030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.568Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonedesert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle40180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
materialtimber woodbark
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
fuelscharcoalbark
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant