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Pithecellobium dulce

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologysemi evergreen, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301240Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)200030004504000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2828Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.wind
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialhoneyflowers
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialdye/tanninstems
materialgums/resinsstems
fuelsfuelwoodbark
poisonmammalsexudates
medicinalstems
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots