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Hibiscus sabdariffa var. sabdariffa

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologymulti stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, vegetables, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.24321036Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)100030005003500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
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. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle90120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food additivecondiment/seasoningfruits
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsleaves
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsflowers
medicinalblood system applicationsleaves
medicinalblood system applicationsflowers
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsflowers
medicinalrespiratory applicationsflowers
medicinalskin applicationsleaves
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsseeds
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
medicinalskin applicationsroots