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Gliricidia sepium

Common Name(s): Nicaraguan cocoashad
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 180 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=111° (F)    Opt.Max=95° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=57° (F)
Precipitation: 60 to 80 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 18° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: All; light to medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Ranges from subtropical thorn to wet through tropical thorn to wet forest life zones.
Crop not found in disease search.
Fuel - charcoal, Animal Food - forage, Material - wood, Environ. - soil improver, Honey - , Environ. - shelter, Fuel - fuelwood, Environ. - agroforest
Geographical Origin:
Mexico, Mesoamerica
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