Inga tenuipedunculata J.León
Inga barbourii is a tree growing up to 30 metres tall. The bole can be 40cm in diameter[
Planted as shade tree for coffee in Costa Rica, and source of timber[
C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama.
Wet rainforests in Costa Rica, growing on slopes on clayey soils at elevations around 900 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
This species does not flower regularly each year, and individual trees are sometimes flowerless for several years in a row[
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.
Although we have no specific information for this species, many members of this genus produce a sweet-tasting edible pulp around the seeds[
]. The seedpod is about 5 - 6cm long[
The tree is planted to provide shade in coffee plantations in Costa Rica[
The wood is used for timber[
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