Feuilleea stipularis (DC.) Kuntze
Inga stipularis is a tree growing up to 20 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit. It is sometimes cultivated within its native range for this fruit[
Inga stipularis has a large geographical distribution; it is known to occur within the protected areas network; and is not considered to be subject to any major threats that could severely impact on the population stability. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. America - Brazil, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Rainforests, marsh forests and forested slopes, especially at the edges[
]. An understorey tree found in gallery forest, lowland rainforest on non-flooded soil and disturbed sites; at elevations up to 1,300 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|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 white pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten[
]. The seedpod is up to 20cm long and 2cm 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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