Feuilleea myriantha (Poepp.) Kuntze
Feuilleea sciadion (Steud.) Kuntze
Feuilleea umbellifera (Vahl) Kuntze
Feuilleea umbratica (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze
Inga gracilipes Standl.
Inga lawranceana Britton & Killip
Inga myriantha Poepp.
Inga rutilans Spruce ex Benth.
Inga sciadion Steud.
Inga umbratica Poepp. & Endl.
Mimosa umbellifera Vahl
Inga umbellifera is a tree growing 5 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be 10 - 30cm in diameter, branching from fairly low down[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of fuel.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica.
Wet forests, especially along the margins and near rivers and streams, at low to moderate elevations[
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A plant of the hot, moist tropics[
The plant has a main flowering and fruiting season, but also produces some flowers and fruits throughout the year[
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[
Fruit - raw[
]. The white pulp surrounding the seeds has a sweet flavour[
]. The seedpods are 6 - 12cm long and up to 2.5cm 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[
The wood is used for fuel[
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