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Cassia fistula

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1830448Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100020005003500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude15153535Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.8Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-4Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle240330
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialtimber woodbark
materialdye/tannin
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant