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Dacryodes edulis

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)deep (>>150 cm)
Temperat. requir.14351828Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wide, organicheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)1200300010005000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH56.548Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitylight shadeclear skieslight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodnot sensitive
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle365365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsinter-plantingcocoa
arable irrigatedinter-croppingmaize, plantain, cassava

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
materialtimber woodbark
materialgums/resinsstems
materialdye/tanninleaves
materiallipids/oil & fatsfruits
materiallipids/oil & fatsbark
materialessential oilsstems
medicinalskin applicationsstems
medicinalimmune system applicationsstems
medicinalblood system applicationsstems
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsstems
medicinaldigestive system applicationsstems
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant