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Colophospermum mopane

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, materials, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.26361250Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)250500150900Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1200Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.558.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
medicinalsensory applicationsstems
medicinaldigestive system applicationsstems
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
materialtimber woodbark
materialgums/resinsstems
materialfibresstems
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant