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Dichrostachys cinerea

Description
Life formtreePhysiologysemi evergreen, deciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.15401050Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)300500200600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH584.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightclear skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle365365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialhoneyflowers
materialfibresstems
fuelsfuelwoodbark
medicinaldental applicationsstems
medicinaldigestive system applicationsstems
medicinalsensory applicationsstems
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsleaves
medicinaldigestive system applicationsleaves
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalmanure/fertilizerleaves
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant