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Sesbania formosa

Description
Life formtreePhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, forest/wood, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesharvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22381445Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)25011001001300Soil fertilitylowlow
Latitude15132123Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -150Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH564.56.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerleaves
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
fuelsfuelwoodbark
materialfibresbark
materialpaperbark