Inga edulis Mart., Flora 20 (1839)

Latin for 'edible'.

Feuilleea conferta (Benth.) Kuntze
Feuilleea edulis (Mart.) Kuntze
Feuilleea scabriuscula (Benth.) Kuntze
Inga benthamiana Meissner
Inga edulis var. grenadensis Urb.
Inga scabriuscula Benth.
Inga scabriuscula var. villosior Benth.
Inga uncinata Spruce ex Benth.
Inga vera sensu Brenan
Inga vera Kunth
Inga ynga (Vell.) J.W.Moore
Mimosa inga Vell.
Mimosa ynga Vell.

Understorey tree up to 15 m tall and 30 cm dbh. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets opposite, penni-veined, leaf rachis winged. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, white, protruding stamens, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 430 mm long, green-brown, flattened pods with sweet pulp.

In tropical Asia usually planted.

Ornamental tree. Fruits are edible.

Originally from tropical America, but nowadays pan-tropical. In Borneo collected in East-Kalimantan.