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Carapa guianensis

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)deep (>>150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301538Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wide, organicheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)1900400015004500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1520Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5757.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fireAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle365365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropshighlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialtimber woodbark
materialpaperbark
materialdye/tanninstems
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
medicinalimmune system applicationsstems
medicinalskin applicationsleaves
medicinalimmune system applicationsfruits
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalsoil improversleaves
poisoninsectsseeds