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Bombax ceiba

Description
Life formtreePhysiologysemi evergreen, deciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategorymaterials, forest/wood
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2842549Soil texturemediummedium, light
Rainfall (annual)75040005005000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude552525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.97.2Soil 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), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle210330
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialfibres
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialtimber woodbark