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Hibiscus sabdariffa var. altissima

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategorymaterials
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.16281236Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)150020005003500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2535Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH67.558.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedratoon croppinggreen-manure legumes, maize

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialfibresstems
materialfibresbark