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Camellia sinensis

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologyevergreen, multi stem
HabiterectCategorymaterials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2030835Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)1400200010005000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2743Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2200Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.55.546Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.mono culture may cause erosion problems

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle240365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsley croppinglowhigh

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragemineralsleaves
materiallipids/oil & fatsleaves
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsleaves
medicinalnervous system applicationsleaves