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Dioscorea cayenensis

Description
Life formvinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryroots/tubers
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20321240Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)120019009003000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH66.75.38Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightlight shadevery brightheavy shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest9Killing temp. early growth9
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle280365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
animal food (feed)vitaminsroots
animal food (feed)mineralsroots