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Calliandra calothyrsus

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologyevergreen, deciduous
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301834Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)200040007005000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1515Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH564.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle240300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialhoneyflowers
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
environmentalfirebreaksflowers
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalmanure/fertilizerleaves
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant