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Parkia biglobosa

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem
HabiterectCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2840844Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)4008003001500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude5-1520Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.55.546Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)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 cycle180365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsinter-plantingmaize, cassava, yams, sorghum, millet

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
poisonfishroots
poisonfishstems
materialfibresfruits
materialfibresroots
materialtimber woodbark
materialgums/resinsfruits
materialdye/tanninfruits
materialdye/tanninstems
fuelsfuelwoodbark
medicinaldental applicationsstems
medicinalrespiratory applicationsstems
medicinalskin applicationsstems
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsstems
medicinaldigestive system applicationsstems
medicinalskin applicationsleaves
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsfruits
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalshade & shelter