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Prosopis chilensis

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, materials, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301245Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)300500200600Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude5153025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2900Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH6.57.568.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
fuelsfuelwoodbark
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant