Feuilleea velutina (Willd.) Kuntze
Inga expansa Rusby
Mimosa velutina (Willd.) Poir.
Inga velutina is a tree with a spreading crow, growing 18 metres or more tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 30 - 45cm in diameter, usually branching from near the base[
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use. The tree is sometimes cultivated for its fruit in Brazil[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
An uncommon tree, found in old clearings or along the margins of forests that are free from periodical floods, at elevations around 150 metres in Peru[
|Other Uses Rating||
|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[
A thin layer of dark brown heartwood is surrounded by the pale greyish or pinkish brown sapwood. The wood is probably durable, it saws slightly woolly, takes a smooth finish, and holds its place well[
]. It is used to a small extent for general carpentry[
The wood is used for fuel[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.