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Opuntia ficus-indica

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologyevergreen, multi stem, CAM photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18261030Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)70013003001700Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH77.56.58.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle140270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsfruits
medicinalskin applicationsfruits
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
materialcosmetics & perfumeryfruits
materialdye/tanninfruits