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Boswellia serrata

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.3342747Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100015005002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude552525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1150Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.557.4Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fireAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle240320
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialtimber woodbark
materialfibresbark
materialgums/resinsstems
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsexudates
medicinalblood system applicationsexudates
non-vertebrate foodvitaminsleaves
non-vertebrate foodmineralsleaves
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant