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Useful Tropical Plants

Inga calderonii

Standl.

Fabaceae

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General Information

Inga calderonii is a tree.
The tree is used to provide shade in coffee plantations in El Salvador. It has been introduced into Honduras for agroforestry trials[
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Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
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Year
0
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Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

C. America - El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

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HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



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[].

Edible Uses

Although we have no specific information for this species, many members of this genus produce a sweet-tasting edible pulp around the seeds[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. The seedpod is about 50mm long and 35mm wide.

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The tree is used to provide shade in coffee plantations in El Salvador. It has been introduced into Honduras for agroforestry trials[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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