Feuilleea thibaudiana (DC.) Kuntze
Inga gladiata Desv.
Inga macradenia Mart. ex Benth.
Inga peltadenia Harms
Inga recordii Britton & Rose
Inga tenuiflora Salzm. ex Benth.
Inga thibaudiana is usually a tree growing 6 - 20 metres tall, though sometimes it is only a shrub. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 10 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood. It is also sometimes grown as a pioneer species to re-establish woodland.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to southern Mexico.
Secondary forests, margins of paths and riparian forests at low to moderate elevations[
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A tree of the hot, wet tropics[
A fast-growing species[
There are conflicting reports on whether or not this tree has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, so it is unclear as to whether this tree fixes atmospheric nitrogen[
The sweet white pulp surrounding the seed is eaten[
A cold water infusion of the bark is drunk as a treatment for malaria treatment[
A cold water infusion is applied externally as a wash to treat ulcers[
]. The bark is mixed with salt and applied to abscesses to draw suppuration[
]. The fresh bark is used for relieving the pain of muniri ant stings[
A fast-growing species that also fixes atmospheric nitrogen, it is used in reforestation schemes in degraded areas[
The wood is of low quality, though it is sometimes used for making boxes[
The wood is used for fuel[
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