Feuilleea rubiginosa (Rich.) Kuntze
Inga standleyana Pittier
Mimosa rubiginosa Rich.
Inga rubiginosa is a tree growing up to 25 metres tall[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The tree is sometimes cultivated, or semi-cultivated, for its fruit[
S. America - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama.
Rainforests, especially on slopes of bauxite soils[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Semi-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 pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten[
]. The seedpod can be up to 20cm long, occasionally to 30cm, and 3cm 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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