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Sesbania bispinosa

Description
Life formherb, sub-shrubPhysiologysingle stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, forest/wood, environmental, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18301034Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70012005002900Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1200Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.39.9Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60170
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialfibresbark
materialpaperbark
materialgums/resinsexudates
fuelsfuelwoodbark
environmentalmanure/fertilizerleaves
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalsoil improversentire plant