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Curcuma longa

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryroots/tubers, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20281832Soil texturemedium, organicmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)100020008003000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--3030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skieslight shadevery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), 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. systemsmall scale (manual)Crop cycle270300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food additivecondiment/seasoningroots
materiallipids/oil & fatsroots
materialdye/tanninroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
medicinalmetabolic system applicationsroots
medicinalnervous system applicationsroots
medicinalblood system applicationsroots
environmentalagroforestryentire plant