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Inga densiflora - Benth.
                 
Common Name Densely flowered Inga
Family Fabaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Inga densiflora is a tropical tree usually found in South America. The fruit is eaten raw and is highly valued for its sweet pulp surrounding the seeds. The plant is used as a shade tree in coffee plantations.

Inga densiflora Densely flowered Inga


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Inga densiflora Densely flowered Inga
   
Physical Characteristics
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Inga densiflora is a TREE growing to 15 m (49ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Inga heinei Harms Inga java Pittier Inga langlassei Pittier Inga limonensis Pittier Inga microdonta

Habitats
Edible Uses
Fruit - raw[317 ]. Highly valued, the white pulp surrounding the seeds has a sweet flavour[317 ].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Agroforestry Uses: The tree is grown to provide shade in coffee plantations, mainly in C. America and Venezuela[317 ]. It has the added bonus of enriching the soil with atmospheric nitrogen. Other Uses: None known
Cultivation details
A tropical plant. Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[755 ].
Propagation
Seed
Other Names
Densely flowered Inga, Guamo, Guabo, Machitora, Machinius,
Found In
Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Central America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, North America, South America,
Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Status: Least Concern
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