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Dioscorea rotundata

Description
Life formvinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryroots/tubers
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.25321538Soil textureheavyheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)100015008003000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.46.75.88.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest9Killing temp. early growth9
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle180300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
environmentalagroforestryentire plant