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Useful Tropical Plants

Inga striata

Benth.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Feuilleea catharinae (Benth.) Kuntze

Feuilleea nuda (Salzm. ex Benth.) Kuntze

Feuilleea salzmanniana (Benth.) Kuntze

Inga canaminensis Rusby

Inga catharinae Benth.

Inga nuda Salzm. ex Benth.

Inga ochroclada Harms

Inga salzmanniana Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Inga striata is a tree.
The plant is widely grown to provide shade for coffee trees in Brazil[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, the Guyanas.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details



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[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
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Edible Uses

Although we have no specific information on this species, the pulp surrounding the seeds of many members of the genus is sweet and edible[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is widely grown to provide shade for coffee trees in Brazil[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-07-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Inga+striata>

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