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Eichhornia crassipes

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabitCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, environmental, weed
Life spanbiennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20351040Soil textureheavyheavy
Rainfall (annual)100030006004000Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--3838Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.77.358Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest1Killing temp. early growth1
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle30365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsentire plant
food & beveragemineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
materialpaperentire plant
fuelsnon-wood fuelentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizer
environmentalsoil improvers
environmentalmulch
environmentalornamental/turf