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Prosopis cineraria

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2845650Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)400800100900Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10103030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -600Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6.58.55.59.8Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-6Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.wind, droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle70210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsbulbs
animal food (feed)mineralsbulbs
materialhoneyflowers
materialtimber woodbark
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
medicinal
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots