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Casuarina glauca

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2030534Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70013005004000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude25-36.536.5Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -900Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH4.5748Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.wind, drought, coastal salt sprayAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle180270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
materialtimber woodbark
materialfibresbark
materialdye/tanninstems
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots