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Prosopis tamarugo

Description
Life formtreePhysiologydeciduous, single stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, forest/wood, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1832836Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)150250100300Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude18183543Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH786.58.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightvery bright

Climate zonedesert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-12Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
fuelscharcoalbark
fuelsfuelwoodbark
materialtimber woodbark
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)proteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits