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Lemna minor

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.725530Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wide, organicheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)70030005005000Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude1086567Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitynonenone
Soil PH4.57.53.58.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightheavy shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc)Photoperiodneutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-40Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.drought
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedinter-croppingRicelowhigh

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
animal food (feed)lipidsentire plant
environmentalpollution controlentire plant