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Olea africana

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281535Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50010003001500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.568.5Soil 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 rest-4Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
fuelsfuelwoodbark
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
materiallipids/oil & fatsfruits
materialtimber woodbark
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant