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Phragmites australis

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.3035740Soil textureheavyheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)50010003002400Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.88.2Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.trampling
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle150240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseedlings
food & beveragemineralsseedlings
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
medicinalseedlings
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
materialfibresleaves
materialpaperleaves
fuelsalcoholentire plant
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholentire plant