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Simmondsia chinensis

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologyevergreen, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.21361050Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)2508001002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude25233135Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH6.57.558.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodneutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.fire, wind, drought, grazing/browsing, erosionAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialwaxesseeds
materialcosmetics & perfumeryseeds
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalwindbreakentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholseeds