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Balanites aegyptiaca

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologysemi evergreen, deciduous, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, medicinals & aromatic, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20351541Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)3008002001700Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude--2525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH786.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialtimber woodbark
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
fuelsnon-wood fuelfruits
poisonfishstems
poisonfishfruits
poisoninsectsstems
poisoninsectsfruits
medicinalroots
medicinalstems