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Melia azedarach

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategorymaterials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1630835Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60010003502000Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude20104040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-18Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.wind
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle210270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialtimber woodbark
materiallipids/oil & fatsfruits
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholfruits
poisonmammalsfruits
poisonbirdsfruits
poisoninsectsfruits
poisoninsectsleaves
socialreligious useentire plant
medicinalfruits
medicinalflowers
medicinalleaves
medicinalstems
medicinalroots
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant