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Inga densiflora is a tree.
The pulp surrounding the seeds is highly prized within the plant's native range, where it is gathered from the wild and also often cultivated. The tree is also planted to provide shade in coffee plantations in Central America and in Venezuela[
S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico.
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
Fruit - raw[
]. Highly valued, the white pulp surrounding the seeds has a sweet flavour[
The tree is grown to provide shade in coffee plantations, mainly in C. America and Venezuela[
]. It has the added bonus of enriching the soil with atmospheric nitrogen.
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