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Inga insignis - Kunth
                 
Common Name Guaba de zorro
Family Fabaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Inga insignis or Guaba de Zorro is a tropical tree growing up to 10 m in height and can be found in South America. It has compound leaves that are reddish-green in color when young and turn brownish when old. The flowers are green or yellow. The fruits are green pods covered with white hairs. The trunk is cylindrical, reaching a diameter of up to 35 cmm and usually branching near the base. The fruit is edible, with a sweet-tasting white pulp surrounding the seeds. The tree has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria and capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen.

Inga insignis Guaba de zorro


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Inga insignis Guaba de zorro
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Physical Characteristics
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Inga insignis is a TREE growing to 8 m (26ft) by 10 m (32ft) 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, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
Feuilleea insignis (Kunth) Kuntze

Habitats
Edible Uses
Fruit - raw[317 ]. The sweet-tasting white pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten[305 ]. The seedpod is 14 - 18cm long and up to 2.5cm wide[305 ].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
A tropical plant. It can grow on poor soils. It can tolerate long dry seasons. In Ecuador it grows between 1,450-2,850 m above sea level. 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.
Propagation
Seed
Other Names
Guaba de zorro
Found In
Colombia; Ecuador; Peru, South America,
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed
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