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Citrullus colocynthis

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategorymedicinals & aromatic
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.23321440Soil texturelightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)3005002504300Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.57.548Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragelipidsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
poisonmammalsfruits
poisoninsectsfruits
food additivecondiment/seasoningseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
fuelsnon-wood fuelseeds
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsfruits
medicinalblood system applicationsfruits
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsfruits
medicinaldigestive system applicationsleaves
medicinalendocrine system applicationsleaves
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsroots
environmentalerosion controlentire plant