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Bursera simaruba

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1828836Soil texturelight, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)60020004003000Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude553030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH56.54.57Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.wind
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle210300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
materialtimber woodbark
materialgums/resinsstems
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant