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Melocanna baccifera

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologyevergreen, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryvegetables, materials
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20331538Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)200030006004400Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude15-2540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.557Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesclear skieslight shade

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle300365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialcanesbark
food & beveragevitaminsbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs