Inga disticha is a tree growing up to 20 metres tall.
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, the Guyanas.
Riverine forests and forested slopes[
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 about 15cm long and 2.5cm wide[
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[
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