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Nymphaea alba

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryroots/tubers, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.----Soil texture
Rainfall (annual)----Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinity
Soil PH----Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetemperate oceanic (Do)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.drought
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual)Crop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchroots
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
medicinalnervous system applicationsentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant