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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Cupania americana L.
wild ackee
CUAM

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status PR (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum 59
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 40.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 640
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 40
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 160
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 36
Fire Tolerance   Salinity Tolerance
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 40
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 6063
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 05/27/2020 11:51 AM CDT