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Basella rubra

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryvegetables, ornamentals/turf
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.23271035Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)200025007004200Soil fertilityhighhigh
Latitude5-2025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1600Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.37.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle55180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsbark
food & beveragemineralsbark
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant