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Sesbania sesban

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologysingle stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, vegetables, materials, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.18281045Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80020003502500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2027Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 1002300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH5749.9Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.fire
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle120365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
leyfallowMacroptilium atropurpureum, Tephrosia vogelii, Crotalaria grahamianalowlow
arable irrigatedalley croppingBrachiaria mutica, Brachiaria decumbens mediummedium

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
poisonmammalsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialfibresstems
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
environmentalmanure/fertilizerleaves
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalsupportentire plant
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalagroforestryentire plant