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Capparis spinosa

Description
Life formsub-shrubPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryvegetables, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.13271031Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)50010003002600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude30304545Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.568.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle120270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food additivecondiment/seasoningflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
materialcosmetics & perfumeryroots
medicinalblood system applicationsroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsroots
medicinalrespiratory applicationsroots
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsroots
medicinalsensory applicationsroots
medicinalskin applicationsroots
medicinalnervous system applicationsflowers
medicinalnervous system applicationsleaves
medicinalnutritional applicationsflowers
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsseeds
medicinalskin applicationsseeds