Feuilleea heterophylla (Willd.) Kuntze
Feuilleea stenocarpa Kuntze
Inga mapiriensis Pittier
Inga protracta Steud.
Inga stenocarpa Spruce ex Benth.
Inga umbellata (Vahl) Willd.
Inga umbellata G. Don
Inga vouapaefolia Spruce ex Benth.
Mimosa heterophylla (Willd.) Roxb.
Mimosa parae Poir.
Inga heterophylla is a tree growing up to 12 metres tall[
The plant is cultivated for its fruit in parts of S. America[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama; Caribbean - Trinidad.
Lowland forests and bushland in Panama and Trinidad[
]. Sometimes found in very dry habitats[
]. Savannah forests and scrub savannah, occasionally in rainforests[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
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 sweet, white pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten[
]. The seedpod is 7 - 14cm long and 1 - 2cm wide, containing up to 14 seeds[
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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