Login

Data sheet

View crop Data sheet EcoPort

Casuarina equisetifolia

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategorymaterials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20351040Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70035002005000Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude15122531.5Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH56.548.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
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)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.coastal salt sprayAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialtimber woodbark
materialdye/tanninstems
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
medicinalstems
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots