Feuilleea vulpina (Mart. ex Benth.) Kuntze
Inga ferruginea Planch.
Inga vulpina is an evergreen tree growing from 4 - 10 metres tall[
The tree produces a seedpod containing a sweet-tasting edible pulp[
]. It is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use, but is not widely appreciated[
S. America - Brazil.
Savannahs and rocky fields[
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 fruit is a legume up to 6cm long and 3cm wide containing a number of seeds surrounded by a sweet-tasting pulp[
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[
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