Feuilleea acuminata (Benth.) Kuntze
Inga acuminata is a tree growing 5 - 15 metres tall[
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local consumption.
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica; Caribbean - Trinidad, St. Vincent.
Moist and very humid forests at low to medium elevations[
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|Pollinators||Bees, Butterflies, Insects
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
Fruit - raw[
]. The white pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten[
]. The yellowish or black seedpod is 8 - 20cm long[
The wood of Inga species is generally attractive, but it has a coarse texture, is susceptible to attack by dry-wood termites and is not durable in the soil[
The wood is used for fuel[
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