Inga gracilifolia is a tree.
The tree is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.
S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana.
Terra firme forest.
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 on this species, the pulp surrounding the seeds of many members of the genus is sweet and edible[
A decoction of the bark is used for treating colic[
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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