Inga coprocarpa N.Zamora & Poveda
Inga chocoensis is a tree growing 10 - 20 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a fuel and or its edible fruit.
S. America - Ecuador, Colombia; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.
Very humid rainforests at low to medium elevations[
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A plant of low elevations in the hot, humid tropics[
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 seedpods are 10 - 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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