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Prosopis juliflora

Description
Life formtreePhysiologyevergreen, deciduous, single stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, forest/wood
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22351445Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)3007501501200Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude--3035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2900Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.55.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsinter-croppingCenchrus ciliaris, Opuntia spp, Panicum maximum

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalsoil improversroots
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
food & beverageproteinfruits
food additivesweetenerfruits
materialtimber woodbark
materialfibresbark
materialgums/resinsexudates
materialdye/tanninbark
medicinalsensory applicationsfruits
medicinalrespiratory applicationsfruits
medicinalskin applicationsfruits
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits