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Trema orientalis
Synonyms: T. guineensis

Common Name(s): Charcoal tree
Family: Celtidaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 180 to 300 (days)
Abs.Max=93° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=46° (F)
Precipitation: 79 to 118 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: No texture preference
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Prefers soils of medium depth and high fertility. Low salt tolerance.
Material - fiber, Animal Food - fodder, Fuel - charcoal
Tropical-rainy, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
Africa, Arabian peninsula, Indo-China, Eastern Asia, Australia

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