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Cassia tomentosa

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, cover crop, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1020830Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wide, organicheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)70015005002000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 27003800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.557Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
fuelsfuelwoodbark
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
medicinalimmune system applicationsentire plant
medicinaldigestive system applicationsentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant