Inga edulis: a tree for acid soils in the humid tropics

Abstract

Inga is a large genus of leguminous trees native to the American humid tropics. Inga edulis, the best known of the Inga species, is popular with agroforesters for its rapid growth, tolerance of acid soils and high production of leafy biomass to control weeds and erosion.

Citation

Lawrence, A. Inga edulis: a tree for acid soils in the humid tropics. NFT Highlights (1993) (93-04) 2 pp.

Inga edulis: a tree for acid soils in the humid tropics

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