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Gleditsia triacanthos

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, materials, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2638640Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70015005001800Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude28104050Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2200Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH5.584.59Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-34Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.fire, wind
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle180300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
non-vertebrate foodvitaminsfruits
non-vertebrate foodmineralsfruits
non-vertebrate foodproteinfruits
materialtimber woodbark
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholbark
fuelsalcoholbark