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[
S. America - Brazil, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Rainforests, marsh forests and forested slopes, especially at the edges[
|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[
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