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Portulaca quadrifida L.

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem, C4 photosynthesis
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22321636Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)1500200010002500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle21120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsbulbs
animal food (feed)mineralsbulbs
medicinalleaves
medicinalbulbs
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant