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Guaiacum officinale

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategorymaterials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22282034Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)100020005003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10102525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH57.54.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest1Killing temp. early growth1
Abiotic toler.wind, drought, coastal salt sprayAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle365365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialtimber woodbark
materialgums/resinsbark
materialgums/resinsstems
medicinaldental applicationsbark
medicinaldental applicationsstems
medicinalblood system applicationsbark
medicinalblood system applicationsstems
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsbark
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsstems
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant