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Diospyros mespiliformis

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, single stem
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)deep (>>150 cm)
Temperat. requir.16271234Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)50013004001500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.557Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiod
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

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
materialtimber woodbark
materialhoneyflowers
fuelscharcoalbark
fuelsfuelwoodbark
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
medicinalimmune system applicationsroots
medicinalimmune system applicationsleaves
medicinalskin applicationsleaves
medicinalimmune system applicationsstems
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsstems
medicinaldigestive system applicationsstems
medicinalimmune system applicationsfruits
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsroots
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant