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Ceiba pentandra

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, materials, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.17381240Soil texturemediummedium, light
Rainfall (annual)150025007503000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -900Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.557.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle270330
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragelipidsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)lipidsseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialfibresseeds
materialtimber woodbark
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant